World Exchanges Agree Enhanced Sustainability Guidance
world-exchanges.org| Published November 4th, 2015
by Jeremy Runnalls
The World Federation of Exchanges has presented recommendations to its member exchanges on how to implement their sustainability policies, the culmination of a year-long project by its Sustainability Working Group.
The guidance, presented at the WFE’s General Assembly in Doha on October 20, is designed to be implemented by member exchanges on a voluntary basis.
The WFE Guidance & Recommendations identifies material ESG metrics which exchanges can incorporate into disclosure guidance to companies listed on their markets. Specifically, the enhanced guidance highlights 34 key performance indicators, including energy consumption, water management, CEO pay ratio, gender diversity, human rights, child and forced labour, temporary worker rate, corruption and anti-bribery, tax transparency in addition to other corporate policies.
It also offers practical advice on how to roll-out enhanced sustainability disclosure. In addition, for those exchanges signed up to the UN’s Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative, the adoption of the WFE guidance is a way to meet their SSE commitments… read more>