Stock exchanges
Number of listed companies
Domestic market capitalization
million US$

Baku Stock Exchange

Name Baku Stock Exchange
Country Azerbaijan
Number of listed companies 28
Domestic market capitalization 1556.69 million US$
SSE Partner Exchange Yes
Has annual sustainability report No

ESG reporting required as a listing rule No

Has written guidance on ESG reporting No

Offers ESG related training No

Market covered by sustainability-related index No

Has sustainability bond listing segment No

Has SME listing platform No

  • However, BSE has Listing Advisory Program (LAP) that focuses on companies that are interested in issuing securities. Through this program, BSE assists companies to develop their corporate governance, financial reporting system and provide staff training on securities market free of charge. In addition, different companies from audit, law, IT, consulting sectors are the partners of LAP and they provide their services to issuers at discounted prices.

Women on boards mandatory minimum rule No

Additional information
Organizational model of stock exchange
Unlisted and For Profit

Regulatory bodies

Regulatory model
Limited exchange SRO

About the stock exchange
Founded in 1997 as a closed stock company, Baku Stock Exchange (BSE) was aimed to establish and develop the market infrastructure that would provide the trading securities and efficient execution of trading transactions. BSE has 20 shareholders and its headquarter is situated in Baku.

The first trading operation at the stock exchange was carried out on September 1, 2000, and today BSE organizes trading of the stocks, bonds and repo transactions. Now 18 companies are listed in two listing segments – premium and standard – that total market capitalization is about 1.44 bln USD.

Criteria for Stock Exchange Database

Criteria for Derivative Exchange Database

The SSE maintains a database of sustainability activities for derivatives exchanges that are either members of the SSE initiative and/or members of the World Federation of Exchanges. The information in this database is intended to inform investors and other stakeholders on the work derivatives 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 derivatives exchanges in most instances. Sources and explanatory notes on sustainability information have been included in individual Derivatives Exchanges 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 contracts traded or volume of exchange traded derivatives. 


Criteria Considered 

Country  Country of primary residence or registration. 
Has signed the SSE derivatives commitment letter?  To be considered an SSE Partner Exchange, exchanges must sign an SSE commitment letter. 

Total number of contracts traded 


Updated either by the exchange directly or using WFE data. Please note the relevant year in the fact sheet. 
Contracts traded (options)  Contracts traded (options) (as Number of listed companies in the Stock Exchange Database)
Contracts traded (futures)  Contracts traded (futures)  (as Domestic market capitalization in the Stock Exchange Database)
Volume of exchange traded derivatives   
SSE Stock Exchange Database 

Please clarify if your exchange is part of a wider business group that includes other SSE members. 


Type of offered products  Updated by the exchange directly. Please delete the non relevant options from the list. 
Has an annual sustainability report  For a yes, exchanges must report, either in a stand-alone report, on their website or integrated into their financial report, on their environmental and social impact and corporate governance. Please provide the link to your latest report or the web page where all of your reports can be found. 
Sustainability reporting required  For a yes, some areas of sustainability (e.g. social or environmental factors) should be considered in the reports and be required of at least one but possibly more types of market participants. 
Has written guidance on ESG reporting  For a yes, the guidance should consider some areas of sustainability (e.g. social or environmental factors) and address requirements for at least one but possibly more types of market participants. 
Offers sustainability-aligned products? (If yes, please provide examples)  For a yes, the products must be related to some area of sustainability (e.g. social or environmental factors). At least one example must be provided (include an online source). 
Offers sustainability-related training  For a yes, training must have taken place in the previous 12 months. The topic of the training must be on some area of sustainability (e.g. social or environmental factors). 
Additional Information  Additional information captures exchanges’ sustainability section of websites, information on future sustainability commitments and other information on the exchange 
Organizational model of exchange  Whether the exchange is listed or not, and if demutualised, date of demutualisation 
Regulatory bodies  The regulatory authority responsible for the 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) 


About the exchange  The location of the headquarters of the exchange, and any additional details about the exchange.