- November 26, 2021
- Posted by: ASEA
- Category: News
The African Securities Exchanges Association (ASEA) is a firm believer in the critical role of securities exchanges in the achievement of the United Nations (UN) Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs), as key agents for the financing of the SDGs and for promoting sustainable business practices. In keeping with this, ASEA established the Sustainability Working Group (SWG) in April 2018.
A primary objective of the ASEA SWG is to identify the ongoing efforts and initiatives implemented in various African exchanges and develop a roadmap for exchanges to enhance their sustainability efforts. In November 2018, the ASEA SWG introduced the Sustainability Roadmap Pillars and Recommendations, which consist of four main pillars and nine recommendations. The Pillars seek to unify and align ASEA member exchanges’ efforts and practices around sustainability, to enhance the value created for stakeholders and drive sustainable economic growth in the region.