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NameShenzhen Stock Exchange
Number of listed companies2,578
Domestic market capitalization6,219,831 million US$
SSE Partner ExchangeYes
Has annual sustainability reportNo
ESG reporting required as a listing ruleNo
Has written guidance on ESG reportingYes
  • Shenzhen Stock Exchange Social Responsibility Instructions to Listed Companies
  • In September 2006, Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SZSE) issued the Guidelines for Corporate Social Responsibility of Shenzhen Stock Exchange Listed Companies. From 2009 to 2010, the three boards of SZSE successively issued the Guidelines for the Standardised Operation of Listed Companies, which contained two separate chapters of Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility. In 2015, SZSE further revised the Guidelines for the Standardised Operation of Listed Companies and issued the Memorandum of Information Disclosure for Periodic Reports. Listed companies which are included in component of the Shenzhen 100 Index shall disclose social responsibility reports in accordance with the revised guidelines.

Offers ESG related trainingYes
  • SZSE has been offering training courses and seminars to senior management, independent directors of listed and Pre-IPO stage companies on ESG-related topics since September 2007, covering topics of socially responsible investing, compilation of corporate social responsibility report etc.
  • In 2022, SZSE 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
  • SZSE assigns designated labels for ESG-related bond products. For example, the green bonds will be specially labelled as G in the bond code -
Has SME listing platformYes
Women on boards mandatory minimum ruleNo
Additional information
Organizational model of stock exchange
  • Member-based stock exchange

Regulatory bodies

Regulatory model
  • A self-regulatory legal entity under the direct administration of the CSRC.

About the stock exchange

Location: Shenzhen, China.

  • Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SZSE), established on 1st December, 1990, is a self-regulated legal entity under the supervision of China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC). It also organizes, supervises securities trading and performs duties prescribed by laws, regulations, rules and policies. Its main functions include providing the venue and facilities for securities trading, formulating operational rules, receiving listing applications and arranging securities listing, organizing and supervising securities trading, supervising members; regulating listed companies, managing and disseminating market information and other functions as approved by the CSRC. (Source).