Members and organisations in the diaspora are being encouraged to support the newly established Jamaica Social Stock Exchange, JSSE.
An initiative of the Exchange, the JSSE 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.
Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith is describing the JSSE as an exciting concept and expansion of what many in the Diaspora are already doing— making investments in Jamaica. She was addressing delegates during the ongoing 8th Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference.
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 organisations already approved for funding under the JSSE.
These include the Agency for Inner-city Renewal, Choose Life Jamaica, DeafCan, Praise Jamaica and Alpha School of Music.