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In celebration of International Women’s Day (8 March 2019), the Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative is pleased to invite stock exchanges to 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.

The UN Global CompactUN WomenSustainable Stock Exchanges InitiativeInternational Finance Corporation: IFCWorld Federation of Exchanges and Women in ETFs (the “Global Partners”) are working together for the 5th consecutive year,  following a very successful collaboration in 2018 where 65 exchanges participated in the “Ring the Bell” events.

These global ‘bell ringings’ aim to bring attention to the pivotal role the private sector can play in advancing gender equality to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and to raise awareness about the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs). We are delighted that 10 exchanges are signatories to the WEPs as part of their commitment to promoting gender equality, with another three exchanges in the process of joining them. SSE members are also working to scale up their actions on gender equality by promoting transparency of relevant metrics, organizing trainings on board diversity, and encouraging their listed companies to sign the WEPs.


Share Actions on Advancing Gender Equality


This year, we are requesting all SSE partner exchanges to consider concrete actions they can take to further promote gender equality as part of the Ring the Bell for Gender Equality event series. Please visit our Gender Equality page to learn more.


Participating Exchanges


Stock ExchangeDate
Argentina – Bolsas y Mercados Argentinos12th march
Armenia – Armenia Securities Exchange12th march
Australia – Australian Securities Exchange8th March
Bahrain – Bahrain Bourse14th March
Bangladesh – Chittagong Stock Exchange7th March
Bangladesh – Dhaka Stock Exchange12th March
Belarus – Belarusian Currency and Stock Exchange (press release)7th March
Belgium – Euronext Brussels8th March
Botswana – Botswana Stock Exchange8th March
Brazil – B38th March
Canada – Aequitas NEO Exchange8th March
Canada – Toronto Stock Exchange8th March
Chile – Santiago Stock Exchange21st March
Colombia – Bolsa de Valores de Colombia3rd April
Costa Rica – Bolsa Nacional de Valores (press release)11th march
Croatia – Zagreb Stock Exchange8th March
Denmark – Nasdaq Copenhagen8th March
Dominican Republic – Bolsa de Valores de la República Dominicana15th March
Egypt – Egyptian Stock Exchange4th March
Estonia – Nasdaq Tallinn8th March
Ethiopia – Ethiopia Stock Exchange6th March
Finland – Nasdaq Helsinki8th March
Fiji – South Pacific Stock Exchange8th March
France – Euronext Paris8th March
Georgia – Georgian Stock Exchange7th March
Germany – Deutsche Börse8th March
Greece – Athens Stock Exchange8th March
Hong Kong – Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing8th March
Iceland – Nasdaq Iceland8th March
India – Bombay Stock Exchange8th March
India – National Stock Exchange8th March
Indonesia – Indonesia Stock Exchange13th March
Iraq – Iraq Stock Exchange10th March
Ireland – Euronext Dublin8th March
Israel – Tel Aviv Stock Exchange3rd March
Italy – Borsa Italiana (press release and video)8th March
Jamaica – Jamaica Stock Exchange8th March
Japan – Japan Exchange Group8th March
Kazakhstan – Kazakhstan Stock Exchange7th March
Kenya – Nairobi Securities Exchange8th march
Kuwait – Boursa Kuwait7th March
Latvia – Nasdaq Riga8th March
Lebanon – Beirut Stock Exchange7th March
Lithuania – Nasdaq Vilnius8th March
Luxembourg – Luxembourg Stock Exchange8th March
Malaysia – Bursa Malaysia (press release)14th March
Mexico – Bolsa Mexicana de Valores8th March
Mongolia – Mongolian Stock Exchange7th March
Morocco – Casablanca Stock Exchange8th March
Myanmar – Yangon Stock Exchange8th March
Nepal – Nepal Stock Exchange Limited8th March
Netherlands – Euronext Amsterdam8th March
Nigeria – Nigeria Stock Exchange8th March
Norway – Oslo Børs8th March
Pakistan – Pakistan Stock Exchange8th March
State of Palestine – Palestine Exchange11th March
Panama – Bolsa de Valores de Panamá15th March
Peru – Bolsa de Valores de Lima12th March
Philippines – Philippine Stock Exchange8th March
Poland – Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE)8th March
Portugal – Euronext Lisbon8th March
Qatar – Qatar Stock Exchange10th March
Romania – Bucharest Stock Exchange8th March
Russia – MOEX Moscow12th March
Rwanda – Rwanda Stock Exchange18th March
Saudi Arabia – Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul) (press release)7th March
Serbia – Belgrade Stock Exchange (press release)14th March
Singapore – Singapore Exchange 5th March
Slovenia – Ljubljana Stock Exchange (press release)8th March
South Africa – Johannesburg Stock Exchange8th March
Spain – Bolsas y Mercados Españoles8th March
Sri Lanka – Colombo Stock Exchange7th March
Sweden – Nasdaq Stockholm8th March
Switzerland – SIX Swiss Exchange8th March
Tanzania – Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange PLC8th March
Tunisia – Tunis Stock Exchange8th March
Uganda – Uganda Securities Exchange17th March
United Arab Emirates – Dubai Financial Market (press release)6th March
United Kingdom – London Stock Exchange12th March
United States – CBOE8th March
United States – IEX8th March
United States – Nasdaq (press release)7th March
United States – NYSE 5th March
Western Africa – BRVM Stock Exchange8th March
Yemen – Yemen Stock Exchange14th March