Financial markets have had a marked social function since their birth, as their reason for being is to channel resources for the growth of companies and, therefore, of the economy as a whole, which benefits society. Countries in which companies diversify their sources of financing through capital markets have stronger and more resilient economies.
In recent years, sustainable finance has grown strongly, hand in hand with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Agenda, which require an annual investment of 6 trillion dollars, for which the participation of the private sector is necessary. The biggest concern for sustainability from investors and the growing commitment of listed companies to this issue are the other pillars of the current boom in sustainable finance.
BME is committed to sustainability, which is part of its DNA. This commitment has a two-fold organisation: as a company and as a manager of financial markets.
As a company, BME meets the most demanding sustainability standards, promoting sustainable events and financial culture and belonging to international initiatives such as the Global Compact or Sustainable Stock Exchanges.
As manager of financial markets, BME is the natural habitat for the development of sustainable finance in any of its forms, from investing with socially responsible criteria in Equity, thanks to the FTSE4Good IBEX index, to the development of bonds with ESG (Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance) criteria.