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Sustainable Exchanges Partnership Increases Emerging Markets Focus

UN Sustainable Stock Exchanges (UN SSE) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) are expanding their partnership to support stock exchanges and companies in emerging markets in addressing sustainability-related issues, including developing climate and biodiversity disclosure guidance, and advancing gender equality. The collaboration provides technical assistance and guidance to exchanges on sustainability issues and climate change, including development of sustainability reporting guidance and tools for companies, which improves investor confidence and access to capital for companies in emerging markets. The programme will focus on efforts to improve women in business leadership roles and strengthen the sustainability practices of small and medium enterprises. It will also support the market adoption and implementation of sustainable finance products, including gender bonds, green bonds and sustainability-linked bonds. “IFC looks forward to its continued efforts with UN SSE to help stock exchanges in emerging markets become leaders on sustainability and transparency,” said Mary Porter Peschka, Director, Sustainability and Gender Solutions, IFC.

 

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