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South Africa Johannesburg Stocks Exchange expanded the Green Bond Segment to a Sustainability Bond Segment

September 14,2020

In June, South Africa’s Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) widened the instructions and expanded its Green Bond Segment to a new Sustainability Segment. This new Sustainability Segment makes it easier to list and trade sustainability-related instruments. It also provides a platform for companies and other institutions to raise funds for activities directed at sustainable development as the country is working to transition to a sustainable economy.
IFC signed a cooperation agreement with JSE earlier this year to raise awareness about green finance and provide input to JSE’s expanded guidelines. This forms part of a green bond market development program IFC is implementing with support from SECO and SIDA in conjunction with IFC’s investment in the Amundi EGO fund.

Watch the CNBC interview with Valdene Reddy, the JSE Director of Capital Markets: https://www.cnbcafrica.com/videos/2020/06/26/jse-launches-new-sustainability-segment/