At the heart of the financial ecosystem, a stock exchange arouses the interest of investors because it welcomes companies of all sizes and from all sectors who seek to finance themselves by Public Call for Savings. These companies benefit from the visibility offered by the Stock Exchange to strengthen their notoriety to raise funds in order to develop and expand their markets.
This unique and prestigious position of the Stock Exchange, which gives it a role of prescriber with the entrepreneurial ecosystem, is at the origin of the launch in 2009 of the SSE Initiative (Sustainable Stock Exchanges) by the United Nations, which aims to promote the stock market as a spearhead for the dissemination and widespread adoption of CSR practices.
The Tunis Stock Exchange joined on October 25, 2015, the initiative that now brings together nearly 90 stock exchanges around the world. Its mission is to strengthen collaboration between financial centers, investors, regulators and companies, with a view to sustainable development, by adopting best practices for managing environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues and by encouraging responsible and long-term funding.
The Tunis Stock Exchange integrated the CSR policy into its strategic orientations and decided to promote the adoption of CSR practices, and their dissemination on the Environmental, Social and Governance components, and in line with Tunisia’s international commitments under the United Nations Global Compact (2000) and the achievement of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
To this end, and with the support of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, the Tunis Stock Exchange is launching the project to develop an ESG reporting guide based on the recommendations of the HSE Initiative and adapted to the Tunisian context.
The Tunis Stock Exchange aims to bring listed companies to integrate CSR into their business strategies, to deploy it operationally and to report to all stakeholders by developing a non-communication component. financial reporting.
To this end, the mission of producing an ESG Extra-Financial Reporting Guide for listed companies is assigned to the firm Key Consulting.
To further explain the why of the ESG Guide, its development methodology and implementation schedule, the Tunis Stock Exchange, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and Key consulting will organize a webinar on July 09, 2020 from 10 a.m.
The Webinar will be broadcast live on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/boursetunis/