The Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE), which was recently upgraded by FTSE Russell into global secondary emerging market index, has voluntarily committed to advancing sustainability performance, transparency, and governance practices as part of its efforts in the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative.
“We at QSE have made great strides in the field of transition to sustainable stock exchange through the promotion of the best disclosure, investor relations and governance practices among the market stakeholders,” QSE chief executive Rashid bin Ali al-Mansoori (pictured) said, ahead of his participation in the global dialogue of the UN SSE initiative to be held today in Singapore.
Held once every two years, the SSE flagship global dialogue is a unique global gathering designed to bring together market leaders to analyse, promote and foster communication on stock exchanges’ sustainability initiatives. Attracting speakers and audience members from around the world, the SSE global dialogue has become the main global platform for convening dialogue on sustainable capital markets. The SSE initiative aims to explore how exchanges can enhance corporate transparency – and ultimately performance – on ESG (environmental, social and corporate governance) issues and encourage sustainable investment. The global dialogue will address various key economic and sustainability matters such as the contribution of capital markets to sustainability.
“The (SSE) event is an opportunity to share experiences and demonstrate progress, while highlighting challenges and opportunities that can benefit from policy innovation,” al-Mansoori said.
He also highlighted the QSE’s keenness and interest to implement the best sustainability and social responsibility practices in light of the QSE role to serve the national economy and local community and contribute to the implementation of human, economic and social pillars of Qatar National Vision 2030.