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Quito Stock Exchange

Name Quito Stock Exchange (Bolsa de Valores de Quito)
Country Ecuador
Number of listed companies 319
Domestic market capitalization 8214 million US$
SSE Partner Exchange Yes
Has annual sustainability report No

  • As a member of the UN Global Compact, the Exchange completed its annual COP report (Communication of Progress) in September 2018 – click here to view.
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

  • The exchange has provided a guidance document for green and sustainability bonds – found here.

Has SME listing platform Yes

  • Called locally “Registro Especial Bursatil”.

Additional information
  • BVC and the Global Compact – Click here for more information.

Organizational model of stock exchange
  • Listed. The Quito Stock Exchange was demutualized on 10th August 2016.

Regulatory bodies

Regulatory model
  • The Junta de Política y Regulación de Mercado issues the legislation in relation to the stock market. The Quito Exchange supervises and regulates the activities of the intermediaries (brokers and investment banks) and the information requirements of issuers.

About the stock exchange
  • The Quito Exchange was established in 1969. It currently has 100 shareholders, of whom some 30 are market intermediaries and 70 are individuals. In 2016 USD 6,600 million was traded of which 99% was fixed income. QSE is a member of the Federacion Iberoamericana de Bolsas (FIAB) and BOLSEN (the Exchanges of Central America and the Caribbean). QSE has an independent Board of Directors. The main office of the Exchange is in Quito and it operates nationwide in Ecuador.

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.


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.