In 2016, Qatar Stock Exchange joined the United Nations initiative on sustainable development (SSEI). Since then, QSE has undertaken the promotion of ESG standards, which are concerned with environment protection and support the role of companies in the fields of social responsibility and governance.
In 2017, QSE introduced the ESG Guidance in December to assist all listed companies wishing to incorporate ESG reporting into their existing reporting processes. ESG reporting does not set aside, replace or substitute any reporting obligations of listed companies under existing laws and regulations.
In 2018, QSE has launched the first sustainability platform in the region to encourage listed companies to disclose their reports on sustainable development (ESG).