2022 Ring the Bell for Gender Equality

8 Mar, 2022

For more information, please contact the SSE team.

In celebration of International Women’s Day (8 March 2022), 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 for gender equality.

The SSE is working alongside the UN Global CompactUN WomenInternational Finance Corporation: IFC and World Federation of Exchanges (the “Global Partners”) for the 8th consecutive year to organise the “Ring the Bell for Gender Equality” initiative.

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 encouraged by the fact that 25 exchanges, up from 10 in 2019, are now signatories to the WEPs as part of their commitment to promoting gender equality. SSE members are also working to scale up their actions on gender equality by promoting transparency of relevant metrics, organizing training on board diversity, and encouraging their listed companies to sign the WEPs.

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 2022

To participate please register here.


MarketOrganisationType of EventOpening or Closing BellDate (March)
ArmeniaArmenia Securities ExchangeVirtualOpening BellTBC
AustraliaAustralian Securities Exchange Virtual/PhysicalOpening Bell08
AustraliaCboe Australia Pty LtdHybridOpening Bell14
AustraliaSydney Stock ExchangePhysicalOpening Bell01
AustriaWiener Börse AGPhysicalOpening Bell08
AzerbaijanBaku Stock ExchangeVirtualOpening Bell10
BahrainBahrain BourseVirtualOpening Bell08
BangladeshDhaka Stock Exchange Ltd.PhysicalClosing Bell08
BelgiumEuronext BrusselsPhysicalOpening Bell08
BermudaBermuda Stock ExchangeOtherOtherTBD
BotswanaBotswana Stock ExchangePhysicalOpening Bell08
BrazilB3 - Brasil Bolsa BalcãoOtherOpening Bell08
CanadaNEO ExchangeOtherOpening Bell08
ChinaShanghai Stock ExchangePhysicalOther07
ChinaShenzhen Stock ExchangeOtherOtherTBD
CroatiaZagreb Stock Exchange VirtualOpening Bell08
DenmarkNasdaq CopenhagenOtherOpening BellBetween 7-14 - TBC
EcuadorBolsa de Valores de QuitoVirtualOpening Bell09
EgyptThe Egyptian ExchangePhysicalOpening Bell10
FinlandNasdaq HelsinkiPhysicalOpening Bell08
FranceEuronext ParisPhysicalOpening BellTBC
GermanyFrankfurter WertpapierbörseOtherOpening Bell08
GhanaGhana Stock ExchangePhysicalOpening Bell08
Hong KongHong Kong Exchanges and ClearingOtherOther08
IcelandNasdaq IcelandOtherOpening Bell08
IndiaNational Stock Exchange of India Limited OtherClosing Bell08
IrelandEuronext DublinPhysicalOpening Bell08
IsraelTel Aviv Stock ExchangePhysicalOpening Bell08
ItalyBorsa ItalianaVirtualOpening Bell08
JordanAmman Stock ExchangePhysicalOpening BellTBC
KazakhstanAstana International ExchangePhysicalOpening Bell4 or 11 - TBC
KazakhstanKazakhstan Stock ExchangeOtherOpening Bell04
KenyaNairobi Securities Exchange PhysicalOpening Bell08
KuwaitBourse KuwaitPhysicalClosing Bell08
LithuaniaNasdaq VilniusOtherClosing Bell08
MalaysiaBursa Malaysia BhdVirtualOpening Bell08
MaltaMalta Stock ExchangeOtherOpening Bell08 - TBC
MexicoBolsa Mexicana de ValoresPhysicalOpening Bell08
NetherlandsEuronext AmsterdamOtherOpening Bell08
NigeriaCentral Securities Clearing System Plc [CSCS] NigeriaPhysicalClosing BellTBC
NigeriaFMDQ Group HybridCeremonial Bell Ringing07
NigeriaNigerian Exchange LimitedVirtual-08
NorwayOslo BørsPhysicalOpening Bell08
OmanMuscat Stock ExchangeVirtualOpening Bell08
PakistanPakistan Stock ExchangePhysicalOpening Bell08
PalestinePalestine Stock ExchangeOtherOpening BellTBD
PanamaLatin American Stock Exchange (Latinex)VirtualOther09
PeruBolsa de Valores de LimaVirtualOpening BellTBD
QatarQatar Stock ExchangePhysicalOpening Bell08
RomaniaBucharest Stock ExchangeOtherOpening Bell08
RussiaMoscow Exchange GroupOtherOpening Bell10
RwandaRwanda Stock ExchangePhysicalOpening Bell07
Saudi ArabiaSaudi Tadawul Group (STG)PhysicalClosing Bell08
SerbiaBelgrade Stock ExchangeVirtualClosing Bell10
SingaporeSingapore ExchangePhysicalOpening Bell08
South AfricaJohannesburg Stock ExchangeOtherOpening Bell08
South KoreaKorea ExchangePhysicalOpening BellTBD
SpainBME Spanish ExchangesPhysicalOpening Bell08
Sri LankaColombo Stock ExchangePhysicalOpening Bell08
SwedenNasdaq Stockholm VirtualOpening Bell08
SwitzerlandSIX Swiss ExchangePhysicalOther08
TanzaniaDar es Salaam Stock ExchangeOtherOpening Bell08 - TBC
TunisiaTunis Stock ExchangePhysicalOpening Bell08
UgandaUganda Securities ExchangePhysicalClosing Bell8 or 10 - TBC
United Arab EmiratesAbu Dhabi Securities Exchange ADXPhysicalOpening Bell07
United Arab EmiratesDubai Gold and Commodities Exchange (DGCX)VirtualOpening Bell08
United KingdomAquis ExchangeVirtualOpening Bell08
United KingdomLondon Stock Exchange GroupPhysicalOpening Bell08
UruguayBolsa de Valores de Montevideo Physical/VirtualOpening BellTBD
USACME GroupOtherOtherTBD


About our Partner Organizations:

The International Finance Corporation (IFC):
IFC—a member of the World Bank Group—is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2020, we invested $22 billion in private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity. For more information, visit www.ifc.org.

The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE):
Established in 1961, the WFE is the global industry association for exchanges and clearing houses. Headquartered in London, it represents over 250 market infrastructure providers. WFE exchanges are home to nearly 48,000 listed companies, and the market capitalisation of these entities is over $74.4 trillion (at end 2018). The WFE is the definitive source for exchange-traded statistics and publishes over 350 market data indicators. Its statistics database stretches back more than 40 years, and provides information and insight into developments on global exchanges. The WFE works with standard-setters, policy makers, regulators and government organisations around the world to support and promote the development of fair, transparent, stable and efficient markets. Click here to view the WFE’s website, sign up for the industry’s Focus magazine or to visit the WFE on LinkedIn. For Twitter see: @TheWFE

United Nations Global Compact:
As a special initiative of the UN Secretary-General, the United Nations Global Compact is a call to companies everywhere to align their operations and strategies with ten universal principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.  Launched in 2000, the mandate of the UN Global Compact is to guide and support the global business community in advancing UN goals and values through responsible corporate practices. With more than 11,000 companies and 3,000 non-business signatories based in over 160 countries and 68 Local Networks, it is the largest corporate sustainability initiative in the world.  For more information, follow @globalcompact on social media and visit their website at www.unglobalcompact.org.

United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women):
UN Women is the UN organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide. UN Women supports UN Member States as they set global standards for achieving gender equality, and works with governments and civil society to design laws, policies, programmes and services needed to ensure that the standards are effectively implemented and truly benefit women and girls worldwide. It works globally to make the vision of the Sustainable Development Goals a reality for women and girls and stands behind women’s equal participation in all aspects of life, focusing on four strategic priorities: Women lead, participate in and benefit equally from governance systems; Women have income security, decent work and economic autonomy; All women and girls live a life free from all forms of violence; Women and girls contribute to and have greater influence in building sustainable peace and resilience, and benefit equally from the prevention of natural disasters and conflicts and humanitarian action. UN Women also coordinates and promotes the UN system’s work in advancing gender equality. Learn more at: http://www.unwomen.org and www.weps.org Follow us on Twitter @UN_Women @weps.org and on LinkedIn: UN Women

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.