Communicating sustainability. Seven recommendations for issuers, Deutsche Boerse

Germany Current 2013

The seven recommendations in this guide are designed to assist issuers of all sizes and sectors in integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) information into effective capital market communication1). There are no formal obligations associated with this guide. It is expressly not designed to constitute mandatory new procedures for capital market communication that apply to listed issuers on Deutsche Börse’s platforms. Instead, it should be seen as a useful tool in aligning the complex issue of sustainability with the concrete information requirements of investors / analysts by taking capacity constraints at corporate level into account.

Scope

General sustainability/ESG/non-financial

Industry sectors covered by the instrument

All/none specified

Organizations covered by the instrument

All listed companies

Issuer type

Stock Exchange

Type of instrument

Code of conduct or guideline

Mandatory or voluntary

Voluntary

The geographical scope

National/federal

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