Standards and Recommendations


Global PSSL collaborated with several short sellers to develop a first recommendation on how to enhance activist short selling with ESG thinking to weed out greenwashing and social washing. This standard was launched at an event moderated by Billy Nauman at Financial Times with participation from a senior researcher at the World Bank.

Key publication:

First Global PSSL Market Standard: ESG Short Activism

30 March 2021

Supporting publications:

Introducing ESG Criteria in Developing Countries Banking Sectors

Davide S. Mare (World Bank and University of Edinburgh)

30 March 2021

Progress reports:

Progress report 9/2020  – Global PSSL CEO governance decision on workstreams. Strategic appointments.

14 December 2020

Progress report #3-2021
Strategic appointment.
CSA Consultation Paper 25-403 – Activist Short Selling: Global PSSL Response.

8 March 2021