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The Role of Stock Exchanges in Fostering Economic Growth and Sustainable Development

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Sep 07, 2017

In September 2017, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) published a report examining the role of stock exchanges in promoting economic growth and sustainable development.

The report notes that by mid-2017 there were 32 stock exchanges providing formal guidance to issuers on reporting environmental, social, and governance (ESG) information and that stock exchanges, through their ability to influence the reporting behaviour of their listed entities, are successfully generating a rapid uptake in sustainability disclosure.

Review the report on the WFE's website.

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