CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND SUSTAINABILITY
Corporate social responsibility and sustainability activities have recently started to occupy an important place in the agendas of all entities and institutions that are related to the capital markets. As social responsibility and environmental issues are incorporated into the scope of corporate governance, several institutions began publishing corporate social responsibility reports. It appears that exchanges take much part in social responsibility studies and an increasing number of exchanges are developing projects sensitive to social life and environment. Furthermore, studies are carried out through a task force set up within the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) with a view to identifying the role of the exchanges in creating a sustainable community. Borsa İstanbul is a member of UN Global Compact
and UN Principles of Responsible Investment (UNPRI)
.The strategies of WFE-member exchanges relating to sustainability are classified in three general categories:
1) To create awareness in listed companies on environment, social responsibility, and corporate governance issues;
2) To create sustainability indices, to develop information services and products for investors,
3) To set up specialized markets for specific sustainable investment niches.
As part of our sustainability efforts, Borsa İstanbul launched BIST Sustainability Index on November 4th, 2014. Cick here for detailed information.