Shanghai Stock Exchange
Number of listed companies
Domestic market capitalization
5,568,909 million US$
SSE Partner Exchange
Has annual sustainability report
ESG reporting required as a listing rule
Has written guidance on ESG reporting
- Guidelines on Listed Companies’ Environmental Information Disclosure
- Guidance - In 2008, the SSE issued the "Notice on Strengthening Listed Companies' Assumption of Social Responsibility" and the "Guidelines on Listed Companies' Environmental Information Disclosure." Listed companies that promote CSR are offered incentives like priority election into the Shanghai Corporate Governance Sector, or simplified requirements for examination and verification of temporary announcements. The Shanghai Environmental Disclosure Guidelines allow for the SSE to take “necessary punishment measures” against companies for violations of the disclosure rules. (Source)
Offers ESG related training
- SSE offers training for green bond/ABS issuers and underwriters.
Market covered by sustainability-related index
SSE has 27 sustainabiliity-related indices, including:
Has sustainability bond listing segment
Has SME listing platform
Organizational model of stock exchange
- Association not for profit
Limited Exchange Self-Regulatory Organization (SRO) Model
- The Shanghai Stock Exchange is able to set basic rules and regulations such as accepting new listings and market surveillance, but the China Securities Regulatory Committee holds the majority of regulatory abilities in China. Any new regulatory abilities the exchange wants to undertake must be approved by the China Securities Regulatory Committee.
About the stock exchange
Location: Shanghai, China.
- The Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) was founded on Nov. 26th, 1990 and commenced operations on Dec. 19th of the same year. It is a membership institution directly governed by the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC). The SSE bases its development on the principle of "legislation, supervision, self-regulation and standardization" to create a transparent, open, safe and efficient marketplace. The SSE endeavors to realize a variety of functions: providing marketplace and facilities for securities trading; formulating business rules; accepting and arranging listings; organizing and monitoring securities trading; regulating members and listed companies; managing and disseminating market information. (Source)
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