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HKEX Joins UN Partnership Programme for Sustainable Capital Markets

01 Jun 2018

  • Joining partnership programme reflects HKEX’s commitment to further promote sustainable and transparent capital markets


Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) has become a Partner of the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) Initiative, committing to further promote sustainable and transparent capital markets.

“We are delighted to join the Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative. As an exchange operator, HKEX has been playing a key role in promoting stronger environmental, social and governance performance and disclosure obligations among listed issuers in its market.  We look forward to working with other stock exchanges to promote the sustainable development of capital markets and to encourage responsible investment for the long-term benefits of society,” said HKEX Chairman Laura Cha.

HKEX requires its listed companies to report environmental, social and governance, or ESG, information, and provides both written guidance and training on this and other sustainability-related topics. 

HKEX is the 74th stock exchange to join the UN SSE Initiative.  The SSE works with its Partners on five key areas: ESG transparency; green finance; gender equality; sustainable small and medium -sized enterprise development; and partnering for sustainable development.  For additional information, please see the SSE initiative website.



Updated 01 Jun 2018