2017 Ring the Bell for Gender Equality

8 Mar, 2017
Geneva, Switzerland

For more information, please contact the SSE team.

In celebration of International Women’s Day (8 March 2017), the Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative is pleased to announce that 40 stock exchanges will host a bell ringing ceremony to raise awareness of the pivotal role the private sector can play in advancing gender equality to achieve the UN’s SDG 5.

The events are organized with UN Women, Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative, IFC, Women in ETFs and World Federation of Exchanges.

The following exchanges have confirmed their participation:

  • Argentina – Buenos Aires Stock Exchange: 7 March
  • Australia  – Australian Securities Exchange: 8 March
  • Azerbaijan – Baku Stock Exchange: 9 March
  • Bangladesh – Dhaka Stock Exchange: 8 March
  • Belgium – Euronext Brussels: 8 March
  • Brazil – BM&FBOVESPA: 8 March
  • Canada – Aequitas NEO Exchange: 8 March
  • Canada – Toronto Stock Exchange: 8 March
  • Chile – Bolsa de Santiago: 22 March
  • Colombia – Bolsa de Valores de Colombia: 9 March
  • Egypt – Egyptian Exchange: 5 March
  • Finland – Nasdaq Nordic: 8 March
  • France – Euronext Paris: 8 March
  • Germany – Deutsche Börse: 9 March
  • Hong Kong – Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing: 8 March
  • Iceland – Nasdaq Iceland: 8 March
  • India – BSE: 8 March
  • India – NSE: 6 March
  • Ireland – Irish Stock Exchange: 8 March
  • Italy – Borsa Italiana: 8 March
  • Jordan – Amman Stock Exchange: 9 March
  • Kenya – Nairobi Securities Exchange: 7 March
  • Mongolia – Mongolian Stock Exchange: 7 March
  • Myanmar – Yangon Stock Exchange: 8 March
  • Netherlands – Euronext Amsterdam: 8 March
  • New Zealand – NZX Limited: 8 March
  • Nigeria – Nigerian Stock Exchange: 8 March
  • Peru – Bolsa De Valores de Lima: 8 March
  • Philippines – Philippine Stock Exchange: 8 March
  • Portugal – Euronext Lisbon: 8 March
  • Romania – Bucharest Stock Exchange: 8 March
  • Rwanda – Rwanda Stock Exchange: 2 March
  • South Africa – Johannesburg Stock Exchange: 8 March
  • Sri Lanka – Colombo Stock Exchange: 8 March 
  • Switzerland – SIX Swiss Exchange: 8 March
  • Turkey – Borsa Istanbul: 8 March
  • United Kingdom – London Stock Exchange: 7 March
  • USA – BATS: 8 March
  • USA – CBOE: 7 March
  • USA – IEX: 7 March
  • USA – Nasdaq: 8 March
  • USA – NYSE: 6 March
  • Vietnam – Hochiminh Stock Exchange: 8 March
  • Western Africa – BRVM: 10 March

Press Coverage

  • 43 bells rang today around the world for gender equality, here’s all you need to know (via Your Story)
  • BM&FBOVESPA Rings The Bell For Gender Equality (via Mondo Visione)
  • BVC tocó la campana por la igualidad de género (BVC PR)
  • Colombo rings the Bell for Gender Equality (via Daily FT)
  • CSE rings bell for gender equality (via Daily Mirror)
  • Egyptian Exchange: Ringing Of Bell For Gender (via Mondo Visione)
  • ETF Watch: Exchange Bells Ring For Gender Equality (via ETF.com)
  • How Stock Exchanges Can Advance Gender Equality (via The Huffington Post)
  • IFC and Bucharest Stock Exchange ‘Ring the Bell’ for Gender Equality (via Act Media)
  • International Women’s Day Opens the Market (via Newswire CA)
  • International Women’s Day – NSE hosts seminar on transcending gender limitations (via Business Day)
  • International Women’s Day – NSE sees women inclusion as key to economic empowerment (via Worldstage)
  • Irish Stock Exchange Hosts Global Women In ETFs “Ring The Bell For Gender Equality” (via Mondo Visione)
  • Leadership training for women (via Fiji Times)
  • Leading The Way On Women Empowerment and Gender Equality (via Business World)
  • NSE celebrates international women’s day (via CNBC Africa)
  • NYSE, Nasdaq Among 43 Stock Exchanges Ringing Bells for Gender Equality (via ETF.com)
  • Ring The Bell: Stock Exchange Initiative Calls Listed Business To Account On Gender Equality (via Forbes)
  • Stock Exchange Bells Ring Around the World in Support of Gender Equality (via Digital Journal)
  • Stock markets urged to tackle gender inequality in listed companies (via Financial News London)
  • UN Global Compact Calls Upon Business Leaders to Consciously Champion Gender Equality (SATPR News)
  • ‘We are stronger when we come together’: brands and organisations mark International Women’s Day (via PR Week)
  • Women in ETFs Opens Trading in Celebration of International Women’s Day (via Yahoo Finance)
  • Women in ETFs Raises Awareness Through Bell-Ringing Events (via Wealth Professionals)World Federation Of Exchanges & Five Partner Organisations Bring Together 43 Stock Exchanges To ‘Ring The Bell For Gender (via Mondo Visione)

About the SSE

​The SSE initiative is a UN Partnership Programme organised by UNCTAD, the UN Global Compact, UNEP FI and the PRI. The SSE’s mission is to provide a global platform for exploring how exchanges, in collaboration with investors, companies (issuers), regulators, policymakers and relevant international organizations, can enhance performance on ESG (environmental, social and corporate governance) issues and encourage sustainable investment, including the financing of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The SSE seeks to achieve this mission through an integrated programme of conducting evidence-based policy analysis, facilitating a network and forum for multi-stakeholder consensus-building, and providing technical assistance and advisory services.