NSE unveils sustainability report, adopts GRI reporting guidelines

By Moses Ebosele
  The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has released its 2015 Sustainability Report titled “Ushering in a new era of sustainability in the Nigerian market place”.
 The report, which is in its second edition, according to NSE  demonstrates how The Exchange showcases the importance of sustainable business practices in delivering value and supporting economic growth.
  NSE explained that the report is in accordance  to  the  Global  Reporting  Initiative  G4  Guidelines, noting that it aligns with  the Exchange’s Corporate Social Responsibility framework and covers the four key impact areas it has devoted attention  and resources.
  The four areas are Market Place,Community, Workplace and   Environment.
  Commenting on the report, the Chief Executive Officer of The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), Mr. Oscar N. Onyema, OON, said  “as we strive to create durable wealth for our stakeholders, the NSE continues to highlight the importance of sustainable business practices in delivering value and supporting economic growth. 
 “In  2015,  we  continued  the  holistic  implementation  and  integration  of  the  NSE  Corporate Sustainability Strategy into our day-to-day operations, in order to effectively manage risks and business development opportunities. While we are pleased to report that we have held ourselves accountable to
the highest standards, we are also intensifying our  advocacy efforts to support the integration of the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) imperatives in the Nigerian capital market”.