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10/01/2014 | Deutsche Börse joins UN Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative

Deutsche Börse has joined the United Nations' Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative (SSE). The aim of the initiative, founded by the UN Secretary-General in 2009, is to increase exchange-listed companies' transparency and commitment to environmental, social and corporate governance issues and to make the capital market more aware of these issues.

“The organisation of transparent and stable capital markets of integrity is Deutsche Börse AG's core competency. We are pleased to have joined the SSE initiative in order to support stock exchange organisations' dialogue on the sustainability of the financial markets,” said Hauke Stars, member of Deutsche Börse Executive Board.

Deutsche Börse would like to discuss matters such as best practice approaches in sustainability within the SSE. Further aims are to define the role of capital market infrastructure providers within the sustainability movement and to dovetail the SSE with parallel initiatives.

Econsense

Forum for Sustainable Development of German Business e.V.

econsense is an association of leading, globally active companies and organisations of German business specializing in the area of sustainable development and corporate social responsibility (CSR). Founded in 2000 on the initiative of the Federation of German Industries (BDI), the goal of econsense is to provide a dialogue platform and think tank, with the dual objectives of advancing sustainable development in business and assuming social responsibility.