Euronext Group joins the Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative

December 10, 2015

Euronext Group – comprising Euronext London, Euronext Brussels, Euronext Lisbon, Euronext Paris, Euronext Amsterdam – has joined the Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative, along with six other exchanges: Zimbabwe Stock Exchange, Qatar Stock Exchange, Bolsas y Mercados Españoles, NEO Aequitas, National Stock Exchange of India, Casablanca Exchange.

This brings the total number of stock exchanges to join the SSE this year to 30, making a grand total of 47.

“As the leading pan-European Exchange, operating regulated markets in five countries in Europe, Euronext has a responsibility to create a productive dialogue between investors and issuers, and encourage issuers to communicate their efforts in the corporate sustainability field,” said Stéphane Boujnah, CEO and Chairman of the Managing Board of Euronext NV. “Joining the SSE initiative and partnering with the UN and our industry is another milestone in Euronext’s support for best practices in the Environmental, Social and Governance fields as well as for corporate social responsibility. We look forward to participating in the Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative as a global forum for sharing best practices on capital markets.”

At an opening bell ceremony at Euronext Paris, dedicated to COP21 climate talks in Paris, Eric Usher, acting Head of UNEP-FI said: “We applaud the momentum created from the 30 stock exchanges that have joined the SSE initiative this year.” He also welcomed the Financial Stability Board’s initiative  to create a task force that will consider how the financial sector, including stock exchanges, can incorporate the risks of climate change.

For more details, see the SSE website.