On March 24, 2021, the UN Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) Initiative reported that “the Zagreb Stock Exchange (ZSE) has solidified its commitment to transparency and sustainability by becoming a member of the UN Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative. The SSE’s newest member joins a network of now 101 stock exchanges around the world that are committed to promoting sustainable development.
ZSE will engage in peer-to-peer dialogue to explore how exchanges can work together with investors, regulators, and companies, to encourage sustainable investment, while also enhancing corporate transparency and performance in respect to environmental, social and corporate governance issues, in line with the SSE initiative goals.
Together with the Croatian capital market regulator, CFSSA, ZSE has recently launched a new Corporate Governance Code, which stipulates that companies should agree and adopt policies on environmental, social, and corporate governance issues.
Commenting on the development, Ivana Gazic, President of the ZSE’s Management Board, stated: ‘ZSE is committed to embracing progressive change that inclines to making global markets sustainable, and to bolster the Croatian market by adopting sustainability practices. Investors are keener on sustainable development more than ever and we are proud to join our international peers in the SSE initiative to connect stakeholders, including ZSE-listed companies and the investment community, with environmental, social and governance disclosure guidelines and valuable ongoing insights. The Ljubljana Stock Exchange, owned by the Zagreb Stock Exchange, is already a member of this initiative and we are pleased to be able to show our commitment to ESG goals as a group as well.’”
You may read the article on the SSE internet site.