The United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchange initiative has welcomed the Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE) as a new member of the initiative.
The new partner joins a network of now 116 exchanges and 13 derivatives exchanges around the world that are committed to promoting sustainable development.
GSE has reinforced its commitment to transparency and sustainability by becoming an exchange partner of the UN SSE initiative.
ESS works with exchanges through technical assistance, consensus building and research to help achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and drive investment for a sustainable future.
Exchanges around the world partner with the ESS to work toward a common goal of fostering capital markets that support the growth of sustainable and responsible business practices.
Ekow Afedzie, Managing Director of the Ghana Stock Exchange, describes the move as timely as the Ghana Stock Exchange is going through some transformations.
“Joining the United Nations initiative for a sustainable social exchange could not have come at a better time as there is a global trend towards sustainability themed products by most exchanges around the world to support environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives.
Being part of this initiative further reinforces our commitment to ESG following the recent approval of rules on green bonds and sustainability-focused products in the Ghanaian capital market,” he said.
The SSE Initiative is a United Nations partnership program whose mission is to provide a global platform to explore how exchanges, together with investors, companies (issuers), regulators, policymakers and international organizations concerned, can improve ESG (environmental, social and corporate) performance. governance) and encourage sustainable investments, including funding for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.