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.


LocationOrganisationType of EventOpening or Closing BellDate
ArgentinaBolsas y Mercados Argentinos SA (ByMA)VirtualOpening Bell10/03/2022
ArgentinaBolsa de Comercio de RosarioPhysicalOpening Bell08/03/2022
ArmeniaArmenia Securities ExchangeVirtualOpening Bell10/03/2022
AustraliaCboe Australia Pty LtdHybridOpening Bell14/03/2022
AustraliaAustralian Securities ExchangeHybridOpening Bell08/03/2022
AustraliaSydney Stock ExchangeOtherOpening Bell7 March 
AustriaWiener Börse AGOtherOpening Bell08/03/2022
AzerbaijanBaku Stock ExchangePhysicalOpening Bell7 March 
BahrainBahrain Bourse VirtualOpening Bell08/03/2022
BangladeshDhaka Stock Exchange Ltd.VirtualOpening Bell08/03/2022
BelarusBelarusian Currency and Stock Exchange VirtualOpening Bell04/03/2022
BelgiumEuronext Brussels PhysicalOpening Bell08/03/2022
BermudaBermuda Stock ExchangePhysicalOpening Bell08/03/2022
BoliviaBolsa Boliviana de ValoresHybridOpening Bell10/03/2022
Bosnia and HerzegovinaBanja Luka Stock ExchangeVirtualOpening Bell8 to 14 March
BotswanaBotswana Stock Exchange PhysicalOpening Bell08/03/2022
BrazilB3 – Brasil Bolsa BalcãoHybridOtherTBD
BulgariaBulgarian Stock ExchangePhysicalOpening Bell08/03/2022
CanadaNEO ExchangeOtherOpening Bell08/03/2022
CanadaTSXOtherOpening Bell08/03/2022
ChileSantiago ExchangeVirtualOpening Bell08/03/2022
ChinaShenzhen Stock ExchangeVirtualOther08/03/2022
ChinaShanghai Stock ExchangePhysicalOther7 March 
ColombiaBolsa de Valores de ColombiaHybridOpening Bell08/03/2022
Costa RicaBolsa Nacional de Valores de Costa Rica (BNV)OtherClosing Bell08/03/2022
Côte d’IvoireBourse Régionale des Valeurs Mobilières S.A.HybridOpening Bell08/03/2022
CroatiaZagreb Stock ExchangeVirtualOpening Bell08/03/2022
DenmarkNasdaq CopenhagenOtherOpening Bell08/03/2022
Dominican RepublicBolsa y Mercados de Valores de la Republica DominicanaVirtualOpening Bell09/03/2022
EcuadorBolsa de Valores de QuitoHybridOpening Bell09/03/2022
EgyptThe Egyptian ExchangePhysicalOpening Bell10/03/2022
El SalvadorBolsa de Valores de El SalvadorVirtualOpening BellTBD
EstoniaNasdaq TallinnHybridOpening Bell08/03/2022
FinlandNasdaq HelsinkiHybridOpening Bell08/03/2022
FranceEuronext ParisPhysicalOpening BellTBD
GeorgiaGeorgian Stock ExchangeOtherOpening Bell10/03/2022
GermanyFrankfurter WertpapierbörseHybridOpening Bell08/03/2022
GhanaGhana Stock ExchangePhysicalOpening Bell08/03/2022
GreeceAthens Stock Exchange (ATHEX)PhysicalOpening Bell08/03/2022
GuatemalaBolsa de Valores Nacional, S.A., GuatemalaTBD
HondurasBolsa Centroamericana de Valores HondurasPhysicalOtherTBD
Hong KongHong Kong Exchanges and ClearingOtherOther08/03/2022
IcelandNasdaq IcelandOtherOpening Bell08/03/2022
IndiaNational Stock Exchange of India LimitedOtherClosing Bell08/03/2022
IndiaBSE LimitedVirtualOpening Bell08/03/2022
IndonesiaIndonesia Stock ExchangePhysicalOtherTBD
IranTehran Stock ExchangeVirtualOther13/03/2022
IrelandEuronext DublinPhysicalOpening Bell08/03/2022
IsraelTel Aviv Stock ExchangePhysicalOpening Bell08/03/2022
ItalyBorsa ItalianaVirtualOpening Bell08/03/2022
JamaicaJamaica Stock ExchangeHybridOpening Bell08/03/2022
JapanJapan Exchange GroupOtherOther08/03/2022
JordanAmman Stock ExchangePhysicalOpening Bell08/03/2022
KazakhstanAstana International ExchangePhysicalOpening Bell4 or 11 March – TBD
KazakhstanKazakhstan Stock ExchangeHybridOpening Bell04/03/2022
KenyaNairobi Securities ExchangePhysicalOpening Bell08/03/2022
KuwaitBourse KuwaitPhysicalClosing Bell08/03/2022
KyrgyzstanKyrgyz Stock ExchangePhysicalClosing Bell7 March 
LatviaNasdaq RigaHybridOpening Bell08/03/2022
LithuaniaNasdaq VilniusOtherClosing Bell08/03/2022
LuxembourgLuxembourg Stock ExchangeHybridOther08/03/2022
MacedoniaMacedonian Stock ExchangeHybridOpening BellTBD
MalaysiaBursa Malaysia BhdVirtualOpening Bell08/03/2022
MaltaMalta Stock ExchangePhysicalOpening Bell08/03/2022
MexicoBolsa Mexicana de ValoresPhysicalOpening Bell08/03/2022
MexicoBolsa Institucional de Valores (BIVA)PhysicalOpening Bell07/03/2022
MongoliaUlaanbaatar securities exchangePhysicalOpening Bell08/03/2022
MoroccoBourse de CasablancaHybridOpening BellTBD
NamibiaNamibian Stock ExchangePhysicalOpening Bell08/03/2022
NetherlandsEuronext Amsterdam OtherOpening Bell08/03/2022
New ZealandNZX LimitedOtherOther08/03/2022
NigeriaNigerian Exchange LimitedVirtualClosing Bell08/03/2022
NigeriaCentral Securities Clearing System Plc (CSCS)PhysicalClosing BellTBD
NigeriaFMDQ GroupHybridOther7 March 
NorwayOslo BørsPhysicalOpening Bell08/03/2022
OmanMuscat Exchange MarketPhysicalOpening Bell08/03/2022
PakistanPakistan Stock ExchangePhysicalOpening Bell08/03/2022
PalestinePalestine Exchange (PEX)OtherOpening Bell14/03/2022
PanamaLatin American Stock Exchange (Latinex)VirtualOther10/03/2022
ParaguayBolsa de Valores y Productos de Asuncion S.A.PhysicalOther08/03/2022
PeruBolsa de Valores de LimaVirtualOpening Bell08/03/2022
PhilippinesThe Philippine Stock Exchange, Inc.PhysicalOpening Bell08/03/2022
PolandWarsaw Stock ExchangeHybridOpening Bell08/03/2022
PortugalEuronext LisbonPhysicalClosing Bell08/03/2022
QatarQatar Stock ExchangePhysicalOpening Bell08/03/2022
Republic of KoreaKorea ExchangeHybridOpening Bell16/03/2022
RomaniaBucharest Stock ExchangeHybridOpening Bell08/03/2022
RussiaMoscow Exchange GroupPhysicalOpening Bell10/03/2022
RwandaRwanda Stock ExchangePhysicalOpening Bell11 March 
Saudi ArabiaSaudi Tadawul GroupPhysicalOpening Bell08/03/2022
SerbiaBelgrade Stock ExchangeVirtualClosing Bell10/03/2022
SingaporeSingapore Exchange PhysicalOpening Bell08/03/2022
SomaliaSomali Stock ExchangePhysicalOpening Bell10/03/2022
South AfricaJohannesburg Stock Exchange HybridOpening Bell08/03/2022
SpainBMEPhysicalOpening Bell08/03/2022
Sri LankaColombo Stock ExchangePhysicalOpening Bell08/03/2022
SwedenNasdaq StockholmVirtualOpening Bell08/03/2022
SwitzerlandSIX Swiss ExchangePhysicalOther08/03/2022
TanzaniaDar es Salaam Stock ExchangePhysicalOpening Bell08/03/2022
ThailandStock Exchange of ThailandVirtualOpening Bell08/03/2022
Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad & Tobago Stock ExchangeVirtualOpening Bell08/03/2022
TunisiaTunis Stock ExchangePhysicalOpening Bell08/03/2022
UAEDubai Gold and Commodities Exchange (DGCX)VirtualOpening Bell08/03/2022
UAEAbu Dhabi Securities Exchange ADX PhysicalOpening Bell8 March 
UAEDubai Financial MarketPhysicalOpening Bell08/03/2022
UgandaUganda Securities ExchangePhysicalClosing Bell08/03/2022
United KingdomAquis ExchangeVirtualOpening Bell08/03/2022
United KingdomLondon Metal ExchangeOtherOtherTBD
United KingdomLondon Stock Exchange GroupPhysicalOpening Bell08/03/2022
United StatesCME GroupOtherOther08/03/2022
United StatesNasdaq New YorkPhysicalOpening Bell08/03/2022
United StatesNew York Stock ExchangePhysicalClosing Bell08/03/2022
United StatesMIAX OptionsHybridOpening Bell08/03/2022
United StatesCboe Global MarketsOtherClosing Bell08/03/2022
United StatesDTCCVirtualOpening Bell08/03/2022
UruguayBolsa de Valores de MontevideoHybridOpening BellTBD
ZambiaLusaka Securities ExchangeHybridOther09/03/2022
ZimbabweZimbabwe Stock ExchangeVirtualOpening Bell10/03/2022


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.