Sustainability is a key area of focus at the NYSE. This focus was on display when United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited to commemorate NYSE Euronext joining the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative.
The SSE initiative is led by the UN and brings exchanges together to explore how they can work with investors, regulators, and companies to enhance corporate transparency on environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) issues and encourage responsible long-term approaches to investment. You can find out more about the SSEI here.
The afternoon started with a gathering of senior executives from NYSE-Listed companies and sustainability professionals with leaders from the United Nations, academia and non-profit organizations at the NYSE. Some good networking preceded the formal program.