EMDF joins Green Finance Advisory Group

Emerging Markets Dialogue on Finance (EMDF) recently joined the Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) Green Finance Advisory Group. The group seeks to answer the question which role stock exchanges can play in Green Finance. It strives to develop practical recommendations for stock exchanges and their regulators based on current best practices. The findings will be translated into a “how to” guide for stock exchanges and regulators to best promote and grow Green Finance.

Key topics include:

  • Instruments available to stock exchanges to promote or grow Green Finance
  • Disclosure options and reporting methods for environmental aspects
  • Overview of best practices
  • Possibilities for stock exchanges to engage in training and guidance
  • Policy implications and opportunities
  • Ways for stock exchanges to participate in the wider policy agenda

Prior to its membership in the Green Finance Advisory Group, EMDF already collaborated with SSE on its recent report on ‘How stock exchanges can advance gender equality’.

For further information on the project, please contact nina.roth@giz.de.

EMDF represents one of three Emerging Market Sustainability Dialogues (EMSD) networks, aiming to enhance the capacity of financial institutions and government bodies in emerging markets to advance the development of a sustainable financial sector.

The Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative is a UN initiative working to integrate sustainability into capital markets. It is co-organised by UNCTAD, the UN Global Compact, UN-supported principles for Responsible Investment and UNEP Finance Initiative. Launched in 2009 by the UN Secretary-General, the SSE is a peer-to-peer learning platform for exploring how exchanges in collaboration with policy makers, regulators, investors and companies can promote responsible investment for sustainable development.