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Athens Exchange Group

Name Athens Exchange Group
Country Greece
Number of listed companies 203
Domestic market capitalization 55588 million US$
SSE Partner Exchange Yes
Has annual sustainability report Yes

  • Non-financial reporting section (including financial and business responsibility, environment, and moral and social responsibility) in 2017. 1/2 page corporate (social) responsibility section in 2012-2015 annual reports (including referendes to environment)- these sections are identical in all three reports and contain general commitments rather than specific activities; CSR section in 2008, 2010-2011 Annual Reports (more of a commitment and principles statement than an overview of deliverables or activities- identical content in all these years); 2-paragraph long CSR section in 2009 annual report.
  • Reports.

ESG reporting required as a listing rule No

Has written guidance on ESG reporting Yes

Offers ESG related training Yes

  • Partnered with Global Sustain on the Sustainability Forum 2016 held in Athens.
  • Offers CSR workshops.
  • Participates in annual CSR conferences.

Market covered by sustainability-related index No

Has sustainability bond listing segment No

Has SME listing platform Yes

Additional information

Organizational model of stock exchange
  • Private company for profit; demutualized in 1999.

Regulatory bodies

Regulatory model
Limited Exchange Self-Regulatory Organization (SRO) Model

  • The Hellenic Capital Market Commission is the primary regulator for the capital markets of Greece. The commission not only oversees the capital markets but also ensures compliance by companies listed on the Athens Stock Exchange with capital market laws. Due to the regulatory power of the Hellenic Capital Market Commission, the Athens Stock Exchange has limited self-regulatory power.

About the stock exchange
Location: Athens, Greece.

  • Athens Exchange Group (ATHEX GROUP) is a group of companies that provide support to the Greek Capital Market. ATHEX GROUP and its subsidiaries operate the organized Equities and Derivatives markets, perform clearing and settlement of trades, supply integrated software solutions and services to the Greek capital market community and promote the investment culture in Greece. (Source).

Stock Exchange Database Criteria

The SSE maintains a database of sustainability activities for all stock exchanges that are either members of the SSE initiative and/or members of the World Federation of Exchanges. This database is the most comprehensive database of stock exchanges worldwide and contains data on all main stock exchanges. The information in this database is intended to inform investors and other stakeholders on the work stock exchanges are undertaking to advance sustainability in their respective markets.

The information provided in this database is based on publicly available information prepared by the SSE Secretariat with input from stock exchanges in most instances. Sources and explanatory notes on sustainability information have been included in individual Stock Exchange Fact Sheets. The criteria for each category can be found below.

While every effort is made to keep the information in this database up to date, please be aware that certain factors change frequently and therefore may not be exact, such as the number of listed companies or market cap.

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Criteria Considered

Conducts business in Country or Market in which the stock exchange operates
Number of listed companies (Date updated) Updated either by the stock exchange directly or using WFE data
Domestic market capitalization  Updated either by the stock exchange directly or using WFE data
Has signed the SSE Commitment Letter? To be considered an SSE Partner Exchange, the CEO or Chairperson of the exchange must sign an SSE commitment letter. Contact the SSE for more information if your exchange would like to join.
Has annual sustainability report? For a yes, stock exchanges must report, either in a stand alone report or integrated into their financial report, on their environmental and social impact and corporate governance.
ESG reporting required as a listing rule? For a yes, all three factors have been considered (environmental, social and governance) within the listing rules for some or all listed companies. This requirement may come from the regulatory authority or the exchange, depending on the market.
Offers written guidance on ESG reporting? For a yes, all three factors have been considered (environmental, social and governance). The SSE has developed a model guidance that all exchanges can use to develop their own guidance to issuers. For more details, click here.
Offers ESG related training? For a yes, training must have taken place in the previous 12 months, and must be interactive. The topic of the training must be on some area of sustainability.
Market covered by sustainability-related index? Sustainability-related indices may include environmental or social  indices, or ESG indices. This could include specific themes, such as low carbon indices, or general sustainability indices. The index must be specific to the market the exchange operates in (a region or world index is not included).
Has sustainability bond listing segment? For a yes, the exchange has developed the rules and regulations allowing for sustainability bonds to be listed, and provides a separate segment for listing making the bonds easy to find and identify.
Has an SME listing platform? For a yes, the exchange offers a listing platform specifically for Small-and-Medium sized enterprises.
Additional Information Additional Information captures exchanges’: sustainability section of websites,  sustainability products not captured under indices; information on future sustainability commitments and other information on the exchange
Organizational model of stock exchange Whether the exchange is listed or not, and when it was demutualized
Regulatory bodies The regulatory authority that sets listing requirements and capital market regulation for the exchange's market
Regulatory model

The extent to which exchanges have regulatory authority in their market. This may include: 

  • Limited exchange SRO
  • Strong exchange SRO
  • Independent member SRO
  • Government (Statutory)
  • Non-SRO
About the stock exchange The location of the headquarters of the exchange, and any additional details about the stock exchange.