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NameLondon Stock Exchange
CountryUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Number of listed companies1,991
Domestic market capitalization3,574,555 million US$
SSE Partner ExchangeYes
Has annual sustainability reportYes
ESG reporting required as a listing ruleNo
Has written guidance on ESG reportingYes
Offers ESG related trainingYes
  • Through FTSE, which is wholly owned by LSEG, detailed ESG ratings and data are provided to the investment community globally. These are presented at a variety of investor conferences globally and FTSE works with asset owners, asset managers and banks to develop tailor custom ESG services. Source
  • Practicing Integrated Thinking & Reporting (with Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, 2014)
  • In 2022, LSEG provided training on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD recommendations) in collaboration with the SSE, CDP and IFC. (source)

Market covered by sustainability-related indexYes

Has sustainability bond listing segmentYes
  • LSEG has a range of dedicated green bond segments, launched in June 2015. There are currently 42 green bonds listed on LSE.
  • Green bond factsheet from April 2017 can be found here.

 

Has SME listing platformYes

Women on boards mandatory minimum ruleNo
Additional information
Organizational model of stock exchange
  • Listed company for profit; demutualized in UK in 2000

Regulatory bodies

Regulatory model
Government (Statutory) Model

  • The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is responsible for regulating the financial services markets, exchanges and firms. They have full listing authority in the UK, and have full power to monitor the markets. The FCA looks after conduct, competition and actions that occur on the London Stock Exchange. This would thus be considered a Government (Statutory) Model.

About the stock exchange

Location: London, United Kingdom

  • London Stock Exchange is one of the worlds oldest stock exchanges and can trace its history back more than 300 years.
  • London Stock Exchange Group was created in October 2007 when London Stock Exchange merged with Milan Stock Exchange, Borsa Italiana. Source

Ownership of Exchange (Shares >4% only)Share
Borse Dubai Ltd20.71%
Qatar Investment Authority15.40%
Fidelity Investments5.00%
Lindsell Train Ltd.4.40%