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Oslo Børs

Name Oslo Børs
Country Norway
Number of listed companies 227
Domestic market capitalization 308197 million US$
SSE Partner Exchange Yes
Has annual sustainability report Yes

  • Corporate Social Responsibility report online.
  • Also has Corporate Governance section on website.
ESG reporting required as a listing rule No

Has written guidance on ESG reporting Yes

  • Guidance on the reporting of corporate responsibility, first published in September 2016 in collaboration with the Norwegian Forum for Responsible and Sustainable Investment (Norsif). The guidance was updated in June 2018.

Offers ESG related training Yes

  • ESG training is included in the following courses offered by Oslo Børs:
    • 1. the mandatory training for board members in listed companies
    • 2. the courses in continuing obligations for companies and advisers
    • 3. the mandatory course for management and board members of companies that have applied for listing on the exchange’s markets.
  • Oslo Børs also organizes and hosts seminars specifically focusing on green bonds.

Market covered by sustainability-related index No

Has sustainability bond listing segment Yes

Has SME listing platform Yes

Additional information
Organizational model of stock exchange
  • Demutualised for profit; demutualized in 2001.

Regulatory bodies

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

  • The Oslo Børs exchange operates under statutory law and supervision by the Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway, which is the primary regulatory body for security exchanges in Norway. The exchange possesses basic self-regulatory authority abilities.

About the stock exchange
Location: Oslo, Norway.

  • Oslo Børs VPS Holding ASA owns Oslo Børs ASA, Verdipapirsentralen ASA and Oslo Market Solutions AS. The Oslo Børs VPS group offers coordinated and attractive marketplaces for listing and trade in securities, registration of ownership and settlement of securities in Norway, market data and on-line solutions. Oslo Børs VPS Holding is the result of a merger between Oslo Børs Holding and VPS Holding that took place in November 2007. (Source).

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.

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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.