Stock exchanges
Number of listed companies
Domestic market capitalization
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Nasdaq Helsinki

Name Nasdaq Helsinki
Country Finland
Number of listed companies 135
Domestic market capitalization 359912 million US$
SSE Partner Exchange Yes
Has annual sustainability report Yes

ESG reporting required as a listing rule No

Has written guidance on ESG reporting Yes

  • Released in March 2017 across Nasdaq’s Nordic and Baltic Exchanges.

Offers ESG related training Yes

Market covered by sustainability-related index Yes

  • Nasdaq offers 70 sustainability-related indexes (not all actively traded), including:
    • OMX GES Ethical indexes:
    • OMX GES Ethical Nordic Index
    • OMX GES Ethical Norway Index
    • OMX GES Ethical Sweden Index
    • OMX GES Ethical Denmark Index
    • OMX GES Ethical Finland Index
    • OMX GES OMXS30 Ethical Index
    • OMX GES Sustainability Nordic and OMX GES.
  • Sustainability Sweden:
    • OMX GES Sustainability Nordic Index
    • OMX GES Sustainability Sweden Index
    • OMX GES Sustainability Sweden Ethical Index

Has sustainability bond listing segment Yes

  • Nasdaq Stockholm and Nasdaq Helsinki launched a sustainable bond list in 2015 on the main market and another, the First North Sustainable Bond List, on the First North market in the beginning of 2018.

Has SME listing platform Yes

Women on boards mandatory minimum rule No

Additional information
  • Sustainability Section on Website.
  • The Nasdaq speaks, moderates, sponsors, or otherwise exhibits at key industry events related to sustainability. (Source).
  • Nasdaq and CERES’ Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR) is working with other partners to create an investor-centric sustainability reporting proposal for public companies and stock exchanges. (Source).
  • Nasdaq is a member of the United Nations Global Compact and Chair of the WFE Sustainability Working Group. (Source)
  • Board Member, US Global Compact US Network; Advisory Board Member, SASB.

Organizational model of stock exchange
Listed company for profit; demutualized in:

  • NASDAQ – 2000
  • OMX – 1993.

Regulatory bodies

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

  • Regulatory practices in regards to this exchange vary slightly from country to country. However, the exchanges operated by NASDAQ OMX in each country appear to have basic regulatory oversight. However, the ultimate regulatory authority for each market lies with the regulatory bodies listed.

About the stock exchange
HQ Location: New York, New York.

  • Nasdaq (Nasdaq: NDAQ) is a leading global provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, Nasdaq enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today’s global capital markets. As the creator of the world’s first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 90 marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the world’s securities transactions. Nasdaq is home to approximately 3,900 total listings with a market value of approximately $13 trillion. To learn more, click here.

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.