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NameAustralian Securities Exchange (ASX)
Number of listed companies2,147
Domestic market capitalization2,537,664 million US$
SSE Partner ExchangeYes
Has annual sustainability reportYes

The sustainability report is included in the annual report since 2020

ESG reporting required as a listing ruleNo
Has written guidance on ESG reportingYes

Offers ESG related trainingYes

In 2022, ASX provided training on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD recommendations) in collaboration with the SSE, CDP and IFC. (source)

Market covered by sustainability-related indexNo
Has sustainability bond listing segmentNo
Has SME listing platformYes
  • NSX, since 2005

Women on boards mandatory minimum ruleNo
Additional information
  • ASX lists a range of responsible investing and ethically managed ETFs and managed funds.
  • ASX publishes an environment, social and governance section in its Annual Report 2016 (pages 14 to 16).
  • ASX also has a corporate social responsibility section on its website.

Organizational model of stock exchange
  • Listed, shareholder-owned for-profit public company; demutualized and self-listed in 1998.
  • Vertically integrated exchange offering trading in both equity and derivatives markets as well as the clearing and settlement for these markets.

Regulatory bodies

Regulatory model
  • ASIC supervises the real-time trading across all domestically licensed equities and futures markets. It is also responsible for the supervision of operators of financial markets and clearing and settlement facility (CS facilities) providers like ASX. ASIC also supervises ASXs compliance as a listed public company on its own market.
  • RBA has formal responsibility for ensuring that CS facilities conduct their affairs in a way that is consistent with financial system stability.
  • ASX Compliance, a wholly owned subsidiary of ASX Limited, is responsible for monitoring and enforcing compliance by listed entities with the ASX Listing Rules.
  • The ASX Corporate Governance Council publishes principles and recommendations that set the standards of corporate governance for Australias listed entities.

About the stock exchange

Location: Sydney, Australia

  • The ASX Groups origins as a national exchange go back to 1987. The Australian Stock Exchange Limited was formed in 1987 after the Australian Parliament drafted legislation that enabled the amalgamation of six independent state-based stock exchanges. Each of those exchanges brought with it a history of share trading dating back to the 19th century. In 2006 The Australian Stock Exchange merged with the Sydney Futures Exchange and originally operated under the name Australian Securities Exchange. Later, however, ASX launched a new group structure to better position it in the contemporary financial market environment. From 1 August 2010, the Australian Securities Exchange has been known as the ASX Group. Source
  • ASX is a multi-asset class, vertically integrated exchange group whose activities span equity, derivative and OTC markets. It offers primary and secondary market services, including the raising, allocation and hedging of capital flows, trading, central counterparty risk transfer, and securities settlement. See ASX for more details.
  • Ownership: Shareholders of more than 10% shares includes HSBC Custody Nominees (Australia), BNP Paribas Nominees Pty Ltd. and JP Morgan Nominees Australia Ltd.