NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)

Exchange entity NYSE
Conducts business in United States
Number of listed companies (dec./16, WFE) 2,307
Domestic market capitalization (in Millions USD, dec./16, WEF) 19,573,074
Has signed the SSE Commitment Letter? Yes
Has prepared SSE Communication to Stakeholders? No
Requires ESG reporting as a listing rule? No
Offers written guidance on ESG reporting? No
Offers ESG related training? Yes
  • September 2018 - NYSE held a Panel discussion with its listed companies and Tensie Whelan, who heads the Center for Sustainable Business at the NYU Stern School of Business to discuss measuring the ROI on sustainability. Key takeaways here.
  • October 2018 - NYSE held a webinar with NRG Energy Vice President of Sustainability and Janine Guillot, SASB Director of Capital Markets Policy and Outreach to discuss how incorporating ESG information into annual reports can help engage with investors. (registration here)
Provides sustainability-related indices? Yes;
  • The NYSE Arca Environmental Services Index (AXENV)
  • The NYSE Arca WilderHill Clean Energy Index (ECO)
  • The NYSE Arca WilderHill Progressive Energy Index (WHPRO)
  • The NYSE Arca Cleantech Index (CTIUS)
Has green bond listings? No
Additional Information
  • Sustainability section of website
  • 2016 Corporate Responsibility Report
  • The NYSE is the only carbon neutral exchange group. NYSE-Listed companies make up 87% of both CDP's S&P 500 Disclosure Leadership Index and the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Source
Organizational model of stock exchange
  • Listed company for profit; demutualized in 2006
Regulatory bodies
Regulatory model
  • Limited Exchange Self-Regulatory Organization (SRO) Model All of NYSE's US operations are self-regulated through its subsidiary, NYSE Regulation Inc. NYSE Regulation Inc. is responsible for listed company compliance, regulation administration, and market surveillance. However, more advanced regulatory powers such as regulating company behaviour lie with the SEC and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.
About the stock exchange
  • Location: New York, USA Since 1792, we have maintained our commitment to operating strong, transparent financial markets. As we've evolved and innovated, the NYSE has welcomed diverse new trading platforms to its ranks, that now include equities, exchange-traded products, options and fixed income. Our equity markets provide customers with leading technology, unique partnerships and value-added trading techniques from electronic to block to anonymous order executions – all done within our open, regulated exchange environment. Our options markets provide customers a choice of two distinct models that offer a combination of open outcry trading with advanced electronic capabilities. Source
Ownership of Exchange (Shares >4% only) Share
IntercontinentalExchange Group, Inc. 100.00%