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Number of listed companies
Domestic market capitalization
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Malta Stock Exchange

Name Malta Stock Exchange
Country Malta
Number of listed companies 112
Domestic market capitalization 16451.3 million US$
SSE Partner Exchange No
Has annual sustainability report No

ESG reporting required as a listing rule No

Has written guidance on ESG reporting No

Offers ESG related training Yes

A seminar on Sustainable Finance was recently held with the theme “Financing the Transition”, which was part of the #ClimateOn campaign. (Source)

Market covered by sustainability-related index No

Has sustainability bond listing segment Yes

In 2021, Malta Stock Exchange introduced the ‘Malta Stock Exchange: Green Marke’ (Source)

Has SME listing platform Yes

MSE Alternative Companies List (Malta), since 1999. (EU Regulated Market) Prospects MTF (Exchange Regulated) (source)

Women on boards mandatory minimum rule No

Additional information
Organizational model of stock exchange
  • 100% Government owned

Regulatory bodies

Regulatory model
Government (Statutory) Model

  • The MFSA is the only regulator in Malta and is a public institution that reports to the Maltese government. The Malta Stock Exchange does not appear to have any regulatory authority.

About the stock exchange
Location: Valetta, Malta

  • The Malta Stock Exchange (MSE) provides a structure for admission of financial instruments to its recognised lists which may subsequently be traded on a regulated, transparent and orderly secondary marketplace. It also offers a comprehensive
    range of back–office services including maintenance of share and bond registers, clearing and settlement and custody services through its in-house Central Securities Depository. Access to the market may be achieved through admission to listing on the Regulated Main Market, or the Institutional Financial Securities Market (IFSM), both of which are
    regulated by the MFSA and enjoy full passporting rights within the EU. Alternatively, admission to the Malta Stock Exchange is possible the MSE’s SME-oriented market, Prospects MTF, which is regulated by the MSE itself. The MSE has always been very keen to promote financial literacy in Malta. For this reason, it has set up the Malta Stock Exchange which runs a number of short courses aimed at candidates with different knowledge and financial literacy levels. In the current COVID-19 situation the courses are running online, and an updated schedule of the courses is available on the MSE website:

Criteria for Stock Exchange Database

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

Country Country of primary residence or registration
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.