​​NSE CEO Speaks at the Sustainable Stock Exchanges Global Dialogue
Thursday, October 16, 2014

Oscar OnyemaThe Chief Executive Officer of The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), Mr. Oscar Onyema, OON, and the Head, Corporate Services Division, NSE, Mr. Bola Adeeko attended the World Investment Forum (WIF) organized by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) from 13th to 16th October 2014 in Geneva. One of the main WIF events was the fourth Global Dialogue on the Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) Initiative which The Nigerian Stock Exchange signed onto last year.

The Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) Global Dialogue, held on Tuesday, 14 October, 2014, is the initiative’s flagship event. The 2014 Global Dialogue of the Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative brought together securities regulators, stock exchange executives, institutional investors, CEOs and ministers to identify ways to harness capital markets for sustainable development. The Global Dialogue, a roundtable gathering of high-level officials, showcases the many sustainability-related opportunities and challenges facing capital markets.

In his presentation on Tuesday at the United Nations, Mr. Onyema explained that the NSE is fully committed to furthering corporate governance best practices amongst its listed companies. The exchange is now developing a number of initiatives and frameworks that seek to place governance on an equal footing with other par​ameters of corporate performance. “Listening to what other exchanges had to say about sustainability made it even clearer that we have to move at a swift pace if we are to meet and finance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that will be set in September 2015, otherwise we will be back in 2030 saying that little was accomplished.” ​ For more information, click to read "The Nigerian Stock Exchange: Corporate Governance to Reign Supreme​"​