Report on Sustainable Stock Exchanges in Africa
PARIS CLIMATE AGREEMENT
2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Achieve NET Zero 2030
Biodiversity & Business
UN Global Compact
Stock exchanges can have a significant influence over listed companies within their sphere of authority. Using this considerable influence, they can put into practise regulations requiring listed companies to report on their environmental, social and governance policies and impacts. A number of stock exchanges around the world adopt such approaches. In sub-Saharan Africa, a lack of sophistication in the legal environment has hindered this process with the exception of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, Nigeria and Kenya.
We are analysing all the African Stock Exchanges on a number of ESG and sustainability disclosure, guidelines and regulation.
We will be adding more African countries for assessment and analysis for annual reporting on the issue and policy dialogue.
GRI - Global Reporting Initiative
SASB - Sustainable Accounting Standards Board
TCFD - Task Force on Climate Related Financial Disclosures
IIRC - International Integrated Reporting Council
CDSB - Climate Disclosure Standards Board
CDP - Climate Disclosure Project