2020 Ring the Bell for Gender Equality

8 Mar, 2020
New York, NY, USA

For more information, please contact the SSE team.

In celebration of International Women’s Day (8 March 2020), the Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative is pleased to announce the continuation of stock exchanges around the world hosting 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 6th consecutive year,  following a very successful collaboration in 2019 where 85 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.

If you exchange would like to hold a Ring the Bell for Gender Equality event this year, please contact the SSE for more information and for local support from our partners.


Share Actions on Advancing Gender Equality

Stock exchanges are uniquely positioned to influence their market in a way few other actors can. Please visit our Gender Equality page to learn more.



Participating Exchanges – Ring the Bell 2020

In 2020 we had 95 exchanges planning “Ring the Bell” events. Unfortunately due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, some events had to be canceled (22 events). You can find in the table bellow all exchanges that participated in this movement to raise awareness about the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs).


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MarketStock ExchangeDate (March)
ArgentinaBolsas y Mercados Argentinos and Bolsa de Comercio de Buenos Aires 12
ArmeniaArmenia Securities ExchangeCanceled
AustraliaSydney Stock Exchange4
AustraliaAustralian Securities Exchange10
AustriaVienna Stock Exchange9
BahrainBahrain Bourse8
BangladeshDhaka Stock Exchange10
BangladeshChittagong Stock ExchangeCanceled
BelarusBelarusian Currency and Stock Exchange9
BelgiumEuronext Brussels6
BoliviaBolsa Boliviana de ValoresCanceled
BotswanaBotswana Stock Exchange6
BrazilB3 (Brasil Bolsa Balcao)9
CanadaAequitas NEO Exchange9
CanadaToronto Stock ExchangeCanceled
ChileBolsa de Comercio de Santiago26
China; Hong KongHong Kong Exchanges and ClearingCanceled
ColombiaBolsa de Valores de Colombia9
Costa RicaBolsa Nacional de Valores11
CroatiaZagreb Stock Exchange 6
Democratic Republic of Congo Democratic Republic of Congo Stock Exchange8
DenmarkNasdaq Copenhagen9
EcuadorQuito Stock Exchange10
EgyptEgyptian Stock Exchange9
El SalvadorBolsa de Valores de El Salvador6
EstoniaNasdaq Talin6
FinlandNasdaq Helsinki6
FranceEuronext Paris6
GeorgiaGeorgian Stock ExchangeCanceled
GermanyDeutsche Börse9
GreeceAthens Stock Exchange9
IcelandNasdaq IcelandCanceled
IndonesiaIndonesia Stock Exchange17
IraqIraq Stock Exchange13
IrelandEuronext Dublin6
IsraelTel Aviv Stock ExchangeCanceled
ItalyBorsa ItalianaCanceled
JamaicaJamaica Stock Exchange10
JapanJapan Exchange Group/Tokyo Stock Exchange9
JordanAmman Stock Exchange10
KazakhstanKazakhstan Stock Exchange4
KenyaNairobi Securities Exchange13
KuwaitBoursa KuwaitCanceled
LebanonBeirut Stock ExchangeCanceled
LithuaniaNasdaq Vilnius6
LuxembourgLuxembourg Stock Exchange9
MalaysiaBursa Malaysia6
MexicoBolsa Mexicana de Valores5
MongoliaMongolian Stock Exchange
MoroccoCasablanca Stock Exchange10
MyanmarYangon Stock ExchangeCanceled
NamibiaNamibian Stock Exchange27
NepalNepal Stock Exchange LimitedCanceled
NetherlandsEuronext Amsterdam6
New ZealandNew Zealand Stock Exchange11
NigeriaNigerian Stock Exchange6
NorwayOslo Bors6
PakistanPakistan Stock Exchange10
PalestinePalestine ExchangeCanceled
PanamaBolsa de Panama6
PeruBolsa de Valores de Lima10
PhilippinesPhilippine Stock Exchange18
PolandWarsaw Stock Exchange (WSE)6
PortugalEuronext Lisbon6
QatarQatar Stock Exchange10
RomaniaBucharest Stock Exchange6
RussiaMOEX Moscow5
Saudi ArabiaSaudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul)8
SerbiaBelgrade Stock Exchange12
SingaporeSingapore ExchangeCanceled
SloveniaLjubljana Stock Exchange9
South AfricaJohannesburg Stock Exchange9
Sri LankaColombo Stock Exchange6
SwedenNasdaq StockholmCanceled
SwitzerlandSIX Swiss ExchangeCanceled
TanzaniaDar es Salaam Stock Exchange PLC10
ThailandStock Exchange of Thailand (SET)Canceled
TunisiaTunis Stock Exchange14
TurkeyBorsa Istanbul6
UKLondon Stock ExchangeCanceled
UkraineUkrainian Exchange10
United Arab EmiratesAbu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX)8
United Arab EmiratesDubai Financial Market (DFM)9
UruguayBolsa de Valores de Montevideo12
VietnamHochiminh Stock Exchange 11
West African Economic and Monetary UnionBRVM Stock Exchange6
YemenYemeni Institute of DirectorsCanceled
ZambiaLusaka Stock Exchange17



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.