NSE Corporate Responsibility
The Nigerian Stock Exchange (“NSE” or “The Exchange”) recognizes its crucial role in supporWng economic growth by ensuring an efficient and sustainable capital market.
This role also includes its commitment and responsibility in delivering a sustainable organisaWon through responsible financial and investment services, sustainable business pracWces, engaged and talented people, community contribuWons and environmental stewardship.
In 2013, we established a CSR/Sustainability Department and commenced the implementaWon of policies and procedures that will align our business strategy with good corporate ciWzenship.
Globally, Stock Exchanges are adopWng lisWng requirements with ESG disclosure components, further affirming the importance of ESG criteria in the financial arena.
• Key Value drivers to support this advocacy are: o Developing well—funcWoning, more resilient, less volaWle markets o Encouraging companies to transparently manage risks and opportuniWes o CreaWng more ajracWve markets for engaged investors o Helping companies navigate current or forthcoming disclosure regulaWon o PromoWng corporate governance and efficiently regulated markets o ContribuWng to naWonal and internaWonal sustainable development goals o Helping companies compete on ESG majers
• As a member of the Sustainable Stock Exchange IniWaWve (SSEI) and Sustainable Working Group Member of The World FederaWon of Exchange (WFE), the NSE is proposing the following guidelines for deliberaWons today.