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New York Stock Exchange

Name New York Stock Exchange
Country United States of America
Number of listed companies 2291
Domestic market capitalization 22081367 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 No

  • However provides various sustainability resources for listed companies at www.nyse.com/esg
Offers ESG related training Yes

  • The NYSE regularly conducts webinars and educational symposiums for investor relations, sustainability and governance teams of listed companies. These programs include the NYSE IR Summit, held annually at the NYSE and throughout the year in regional locations. For the past several years, each day-long summit has included several governance and board related topics and speakers have represented proxy advisory firms, hedge funds, small and large investment fund managers, heads of governance, ESG-focused investors, corporate secretaries and industry leaders.
  • The NYSE partnered with the CFA Institute and Principles for Responsible Investing (PRI) to host a workshop in November of 2017 for professional investors designed to promote understanding of how ESG issues are impacting share prices, bond yields and bond spreads.
  • September 2018 – NYSE held a Panel discussion with its listed companies and Tensie Whelan, who heads the Center for Sustainable Business at the NYU Stern School of Business to discuss measuring the ROI on sustainability. Key takeaways here.
  • October 2018 – NYSE held a webinar with NRG Energy Vice President of Sustainability and Janine Guillot, SASB Director of Capital Markets Policy and Outreach to discuss how incorporating ESG information into annual reports can help engage with investors. Listen to the recording here.

 

Market covered by sustainability-related index Yes

The NYSE administers, calculates or publishes nearly 40 ESG indices (more than 20 are environmental related specifically):

  • ICE BoAML Green Bond Index·
  • NYSE Arca Environmental Services Index
  • MLCX Biofuels Index – Total Return (Intraday Indicative)
  • Barclays Women in Leadership Total Return USD Index
  • Return on Disability US LargeCap Excess Return Net USD Index
  • SPDR SSGA Gender Diversity Index
  • SSI Impact Index
  • Summit Zacks Global Water Index (Price Return)
  • Syntax U.S. Social Core Tier 1 Index
  • Syntax U.S. Social Core Tier 2 Index
  • WilderHill Clean Energy Index
  • WilderHill Progressive Energy Index
  • ZyFin India Quality and Governance Equity Index (USD PR)
  • S&P U.S. Activist Interest Index
  • Tortoise North American Water Index
  • Ardour Global Index Extra Liquid (USD)
  • Ardour Solar Energy Index (USD)
  • Northern Trust Developed Real Estate ESG Price Index (USD)
  • Northern Trust GRESB Developed Real Estate ESG Price Index (USD)
  • S-Net Nuclear Energy Index (USD)
  • Thomson Reuters Global Equal Opportunities Select Index
  • Thomson Reuters Global Large/Mid Diversity & Inclusion ex. Controversial Weapons Equal Weight Price Return Index
  • Thomson Reuters/S-Network Developed Markets ex-US Environmental Best Practices Index (USD)
  • Thomson Reuters/S-Network Developed Markets ex-US ESG Best Practices Index (USD)
  • Thomson Reuters/S-Network Developed Markets ex-US Governance Best Practices Index (USD)
  • Thomson Reuters/S-Network Developed Markets ex-US Social Best Practices Index (USD)
  • Thomson Reuters/S-Network Emerging Markets Environmental Best Practices Index (USD)
  • Thomson Reuters/S-Network Emerging Markets ESG Best Practices Index (USD)
  • Thomson Reuters/S-Network Emerging Markets Governance Best Practices Index (USD)
  • Thomson Reuters/S-Network Emerging Markets Social Best Practices Index (USD)
  • Thomson Reuters/S-Network Europe Environmental Best Practices Index (USD)
  • Thomson Reuters/S-Network Europe ESG Best Practices Index (USD)
  • Thomson Reuters/S-Network Europe Governance Best Practices Index (USD)
  • Thomson Reuters/S-Network Europe Social Best Practices Index (USD)
  • Thomson Reuters/S-Network US Large Cap Environmental Best Practices Index (USD)
  • Thomson Reuters/S-Network US Large Cap ESG Best Practices Index (USD)
  • Thomson Reuters/S-Network US Large Cap Governance Best Practices Index (USD)
  • Thomson Reuters/S-Network US Large Cap Social Best Practices Index (USD)

Has sustainability bond listing segment No

Has SME listing platform Yes

Additional information

 

Organizational model of stock exchange
  • Listed company for profit; demutualized in 2006

Regulatory bodies

Regulatory model

Limited Exchange Self-Regulatory Organization (SRO) Model.

  • The NYSE’s self-regulatory obligations are performed by NYSE Regulation, a unit of the NYSE Group, Inc. which is responsible for monitoring listed company compliance and for performing surveillance of exchange members’ trading and enforcement work related to trading on the exchange. Pursuant to a regulatory services agreement, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (FINRA) performs certain regulatory work on behalf of NYSE Regulation, including examinations of NYSE member firms and certain cross-market surveillance and enforcement work.
  • In some instances, NYSE Regulation has concurrent jurisdiction with the US Securities and Exchange Commission and FINRA with respect to the NYSE’s member firms and persons associated with them.

About the stock exchange

Location: New York, USA.

  • Established in 1792. Over the years, the NYSE has welcomed diverse new trading platforms to its ranks, that now include equities, exchange-traded products, options and fixed income. Its equity markets provide customers with leading technology, unique partnerships and value-added trading techniques from electronic to block to anonymous order executions – all done within an open, regulated exchange environment. Its options markets provide customers a choice of two distinct models that offer a combination of open outcry trading with advanced electronic capabilities.
Ownership of Exchange (Shares >4% only) Share
Intercontinental Exchange Group 100%

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.

Field

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.