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Dec. 06, 2017 JPX Japan Exchange Group Joins the Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative


Japan Exchange Group, Inc. (JPX) has joined the Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative today as a partner exchange.

The SSE initiative is organized by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the UN Global Compact, the UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), and the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). The SSE initiative is a platform for stock exchanges to explore and deliberate ways and means toward building sustainable societies through collaborating with investors, listed companies, and other capital market stakeholders.

Partner exchanges that are signed up to the SSE initiative share information and work with stakeholders to conduct studies and hold events with the aim of promoting long-term sustainable investment and improved environmental, social and corporate governance disclosure and performance by listed companies.

JPX has promoted sustainability initiatives on several fronts in Japan. It formulated Japan's Corporate Governance Code, offers ESG-related indices and ETFs, and launched an infrastructure fund market. JPX also selects listed companies in recognition of outstanding efforts in promoting women empowerment and employee health and productivity. By joining other exchanges working on sustainability issues in the SSE initiative, JPX will stand alongside like-minded peers on a global platform and showcase not only its work but also other developments in Japan.

SSE Initiative Website


Japan Exchange Group, Inc. Corporate Communications