Members and Organisations in Diaspora Encouraged to Support JSSE
- Members and organizations in the diaspora are being encouraged to support the newly established Jamaica Social Stock Exchange (JSSE).
- An initiative of the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE), the JSSE, which was launched in January by Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, is designed to facilitate funding, through donations, for the activities of entities involved in social programme delivery to the society’s most vulnerable and marginalised citizens.
- Addressing delegates during the Eighth Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference earlier this week, Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister, Senator the Hon. Kamina Johnson Smith, described the JSSE as an “exciting concept” and “expansion of what many of you [in the Diaspora] are already doing… making investments in Jamaica”.
- Noting that the dividends are not only monetary but also social, Senator Johnson Smith expressed the hope that diaspora donors and investors can be matched with the social business enterprise projects of the organizations already approved for funding under the JSSE.