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NameAmman Stock Exchange (ASE)
Number of listed companies167
Domestic market capitalization24,669 million US$
SSE Partner ExchangeYes
Has annual sustainability reportYes
ASE started to issue the sustainability from the year 2020 as integrated into the annual report:



ESG reporting required as a listing ruleYes
ASE has mandatory sustainability reporting as a listing rule for companies listed on ASE20. (source)

See also article 9.4 from the Listing Securities Directives.

Has written guidance on ESG reportingYes
In 2022, ASE published a guidance on ESG

Offers ESG related trainingYes
In 2021, ASE held training for companies listed on the ASE20 index, and held a roundtable for CEOs and Chairpersons on sustainability.

In 2022, ASE launched the Corporate Climate Disclosure Initiative with IFC. More details can also be found here.

In 2023, ASE participated in an event entitle DEMYSTIFYING ESG: What regulated companies and their advisors need to Know

Market covered by sustainability-related indexNo
Has sustainability bond listing segmentNo
Has SME listing platformNo
Women on boards mandatory minimum ruleNo
Additional information
  • Hosted 3rd annual Ringing Bell for Gender Equality Stock Exchange Initiative in March 2017, in cooperation with the IFC, to celebrate Womens International Day.
  • The exchange launched two sustainability brochures in 2018: Sustainability 1 focuses on Sustainable Development and the UNs Sustainable Development Goals, with information for companies on sustainability reporting and sustainable business practices. Sustainability 2 dives deeper into sustainability reports and reporting frameworks.

Organizational model of stock exchange
  • A for profit public shareholding company completely owned by the government.

Regulatory bodies
  • The ASE is governed by a seven-member board of directors appointed by the council of ministers and full-time chief executive officer. The ASE is supervised by the Jordan Securities Commission (JSC).

Regulatory modelLimited Exchange Self-Regulatory Organization (SRO) Model

  • The Amman Stock Exchange is able to administer and implement its own rules, however the Jordan Securities Commission oversees the activities and rule making of the exchange itself. Thus, although the exchange does indeed possess this self-regulatory ability, the ultimate decision falls upon the Jordan Securities Commission. Because of the level of supervision implemented upon the exchange by the Jordan Securities Commission, the exchange is classified as a ‘Limited Exchange Self-Regulatory Organization (SRO) Model'.

About the stock exchangeLocation: Amman, Jordan

  • The Amman Stock Exchange (ASE) was established in March 1999 as a non-profit independent institution; authorized to function as a regulated market for trading securities in Jordan. On February 20th 2017, the ASE has been registered as a public shareholding company completely owned by the government under the name The Amman Stock Exchange Company (ASE Company). The ASE Company shall be the legal and factual successor to the ASE. The ASE Company is governed by a seven-member board of directors appointed by the Council of Ministers and a full time chief executive officer oversees day-to-day responsibilities. The ASE Company aims to operate, manage and develop the operations and activities of securities, commodities, and derivatives markets inside and outside Jordan. The ASE membership is comprised of Jordans 59 brokerage firms. (Source).