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Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) Initiative  

Global financial markets are currently witnessing tremendous changes pertaining to more sustainable markets to help achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This in turn led many financial institutions to ensure incorporating the sustainability concept in their long term strategies as well as their day-to-day operations and activities.

EGX core values and belief in the importance of creating sustainable capital markets have strengthened its efforts to promote sustainability locally, regionally and internationally. The Egyptian Exchange was one of the 5 stock exchanges establishing the Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative in 2012. It also contributed in the establishment of the WFE Sustainability Working Group in 2014. EGX is currently participating in leading and planning the group objectives and work policies of sustainability for the benefit of investors and listed companies.

For more information about the initiative, please visit http://www.sseinitiative.org

EGX is constantly prompting sustainability concept in the Egyptian market. This was done through its 1st Sustainability conference held in 2015. EGX also announced the year 2016 as the sustainability year for the Egyptian Capital Market. In the year 2017, during which the Model Guidance for Reporting on ESG Performance and SDGs was issued to guide listed companies in addressing topics related to environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues in their periodical disclosure. In the year 2017, EGX published its first Sustainability report for the market.

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