2018 Ring the Bell for Gender Equality

8 Mar, 2018
Geneva, Switzerland

For more information, please contact the SSE team.

In celebration of International Women’s Day (8 March 2018), the Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative is pleased to announce that 65 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 Sustainable Development Goal 5.

If you would like to learn more about how stock exchanges can help promote gender equality, you can read SSE’s report here.

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

Press Coverage

  • IFC press release here. Media coverage included: Daily MirrorDaily FTCeylon TodayDaily NewsAda DeranaColombo PageLanka Business NewsLMD.  Watch “We Are – Women on Boards in Sri Lanka.
  • Argentina  – CNV and BYMA promoted ‘Ring the Bell for Gender Equality’ (via ambito.com)
    • President of BIND Banco Industrial participates in ‘Ring the Bell for Gender Equality’ (via iprofessional)
  • Bangladesh – DSE joins hands with IFC to promote women empowerment (via The Daily Star)
  • Brazil  – B3 joins global stock exchange mobilisation for gender equality (via mondovisione)
  • Canada – TMX Group: Women in ETFs  opens the market on International Women’s Day (via mondovisione)
  • Denmark – International Women’s Day on the stock exchange: Reason will prevail in the end (via Finanswatch)
    • Nasdaq Copenhagen Rings the Bell (via DR TV)
  • Fiji – SPSE rings bell for International Women’s Day (via Fiji Sun)
  • Georgia – Georgian Stock Exchange, IFC, CiDA & UN Women ‘Ring the Bell’ for gender equality in Tbilisi (via Georgia Today)
  • Iceland – International Women’s Day was held (via Visir)
  • Ireland  – Women in ETFs ‘Ring the Bell for Gender Equality’ at the ISE (via mondovisione)
  • Jordan  – Business world ‘rings bell’ for closing gender gap in Jordan’s economy (via The Jordan Times)
  • Kuwait  – Kuwait the first country in GCC to join ‘Ring the Bell’ initiative (via Albawaba)
  • Lithuania – Women’s Leadership and Careers (via Verslo Zinios)
  • Mongolia  – IFC and Mongolian Stock Exchange join other bourses to ring the bell for gender equality (via The Financial)
  • Nasdaq – Nasdaq ‘Rings the Bell for Gender Equality’ (via Nasdaq)
  • Nigeria – Gender equality: NSE joins other Exchanges in bell ringing (via New Telegraph)
    • Nigerian Stock Exchange partners with United Nations to promote gender parity (via mondovisione)
    • Nigerian Stock Exchange calls for acceleration of gender equality (via mondovisione)
  • Philippines – PSE joins global bell ringing (via SunStar)
  • Russia – MOEX Rings the bell for gender equality (via mondovisione)
  • Spain – BME: Bell ringing ceremony for gender equality (via mondovisione)
  • Sri Lanka – IFC, CSE join to ring bell for gender equality (via ColomboPage)
  • Sweden – Nasdaq Stockholm celebrated International Women’s Day (via Di)
  • Switzerland – Women in ETFs at Swiss Exchange (via mondovisione)
  • Thailand  – Ringing the bell for women’s rights (via Bangkok Post)
  • Uganda – USE boss urges companies on gender equality (via The Observer)
  • UAE  – DFM joins 61 global exchanges in ringing bell for gender equality (via Gulf News)
  • USA – Women in ETFs march toward equality (via Fox Business)
  • West Africa – The BVRM is ringing the bell for gender equality (via Financial Afrik)

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.