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  • CSE has organized a two-days’ Climate Disclosure Training Program

    September 14, 2021, Chittagong:

    Chittagong Stock Exchange Ltd. (CSE) has organized a two days’ Climate Disclosure Training Program over digital platform-Zoom, for the issuers and other stakeholders in collaboration with the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative (UN SSE), International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB) on September 14, 2021 and September 29, 2021. Today was the first day of the program.

    CSE’s Managing Director Mr. Mamun-Ur-Rashid in his welcome speech thanked UN SSE, IFC and CDSB for organizing such an important and timely training programs for the stakeholders. He said that the participants will be benefited much from this training programs. Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) recognizes that it can play a crucial role in advancing sustainability in capital markets and effectively contributing to achieve the overall objectives of the Bangladesh Government’s Development Plan by creating an investment climate that is capable to attract funds and encourage sustainable investments. CSE has become the 62nd Partner Exchange of the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) Initiative and the first Bangladeshi Stock Exchange to join this global partnership on January 31, 2017 as part of a global effort to promote sustainability of performance and transparency in capital markets.  By joining this initiative, CSE aspires to lead the path for a more sustainable future by boosting market confidence in Bangladesh Capital Market and actively contributing to national priorities to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

      Today’s training was on “climate-related financial reporting”. Technical Paper on this has been presented by Ms. Tiffany Grabski, Senior Specialist-TCFD of UN SSE and Ms. Fiona Quinlan, Senior Manager-TCFD Technical Capacity Building of CDSB. Ms. Kate Lazarus, Senior Asia ESG Advisory Lead of IFC has also spoken in the program. 92 Participants from renowned listed companies and TREC Holders of CSE including CSE Officials were present in the training. Among the participants, representatives of the listed companies raised relevant questions related to Bangladesh during question-and-answer session which have been clearly explained by the trainers and making it an effective training.

    The training has been organized in order to provide the stakeholders specially the listed companies with high-quality training on climate disclosure and provide an overview of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) recommendations. The UN SSE, IFC and CDSB is providing this multifaceted, Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certified course to issuers and other key stakeholder network completely free of charge.

    The course consists of 2 modules of 120 minutes. Participants will receive a certificate upon completion-which will enable them with professional body membership to use the training as part of continuing professional development requirements.

    CSE’s Chief Regulatory Officer Mr. Mohammad Shamsur Rahman in his concluding remarks told that by the attendance at this training program, the participants have identified themselves as leaders in the effort to reshape the relationship between companies and their shareholders. Finally, he expressed his thanks to all the trainers, discussants and participants.

    For Details

    Tania Begum

    Sr. Officer-C&PR, CSE

    Cell: 01760745736

     

     

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