Euronext Brussels

Country
Belgium
Number of listed companies
130
Domestic market capitalization
351,600 million US$
SSE Partner Exchange

Yes

Has annual sustainability report

Yes

  • Chapter 2 of the Euronext 2018 Registration Document, found here.
ESG reporting required as a listing rule

Yes

  • The European directive on non-financial information reporting (NFRD) has been implemented into the Belgian legal environment.
  • Moreover, Euronext Brussels supports and implements ESMA’s and National Competent Authorities stringent rules with regards to governance among its community of listed companies
Has written guidance on ESG reporting

No

Offers ESG related training

No

Market covered by sustainability-related index

Yes

  • See the list of indices on the Euronext website here. ESG/ISR indices fall under the tab "theme indices". This list is automatically updated.
Has sustainability bond listing segment

No

  • Euronext Brussels has not listed any green bonds, but Euronext does list green bonds and has done so through Euronext Amsterdam, Euronext Lisbon and Euronext Paris.
Additional information
Euronext supports climate friendly innovations by financing Cleantech SME’s benefitting from major Euronext initiatives:
  • TechShare: 27 Cleantech have followed the program on how to leverage capital markets
  • Tech40 Index: 10% of this increasingly important index is made up of Cleantech SME’s
  • Morningstar: the program fully covers the scope of Cleantech SME issuers (55)
Organizational model of stock exchange
  • Listed company for profit; demutualized in 2000
Regulatory model
Government (Statutory) Model
  • The Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) classifies Euronext’s European cash markets as a regulated market. As such, the real-time monitoring performed by Euronext’s cash market operations and technical support is formally enforced, and trading rules and procedures are approved by five regulators. This regulatory and organizational system gives Euronext the power to efficiently manage crisis situations and extraordinary circumstances. Some of the markets organized by Euronext are exchange regulated, which means they are subject to a body of rules laid down by the market operator, Euronext. They are not regulated markets as defined by The Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID). These structured, exchange regulated markets offer simplified access to financial markets and streamlined listing requirements for companies from every sector of the economy, while ensuring compliance with rules on investor disclosure and the control of financial information. (Source)
About the stock exchange
Location of the listed holding: Brussels, Belgium Euronext Brussels is governed by the Belgian Law of 21 November 2017 on the market infrastructures for financial instruments and transposing Directive 2014/65/EU. Accordingly to the Law, Euronext Brussels is responsible for matters such as the organisation of the markets and the admission, suspension and exclusion of members and has been appointed by law as the “competent authority” for listing matters within the meaning of EU Directive 2001/34/EC dated 28 May 2001. Euronext Brussels is subject to the supervision of the Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA), an independent public authority which strives to ensure the honest and equitable treatment of financial consumers and the integrity of the financial markets. Euronext is the leading pan-European exchange in the Eurozone, spanning Belgium, France, Ireland, Norway, the Netherlands, Portugal, the UK and Ireland. Created in 2000, it unites markets which date back to the start of the 17th century. It is the primary exchange in the Euro zone with nearly 1,500 listed issuers worth more than €4.5 trillion in market capitalization as of end May 2019, an unmatched blue chip franchise consisting of 20+ issuers in the Morningstar® Eurozone 50 Index℠ and a strong diverse domestic and international client base
Ownership of Exchange (Shares >4% only) Share
Euronext NV 100%