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NameWiener Brse (Vienna Stock Exchange)
CountryAustria
Number of listed companies85
Domestic market capitalization174,788 million US$
SSE Partner ExchangeYes
Has annual sustainability reportNo
ESG reporting required as a listing ruleYes
The European directive on non-financial information reporting (NFRD) has been implemented into the Austrian legal environment. The Nachhaltigkeits- und Diversittsverbesserungsgesetz (NaDiVeG) makes CRS reporting mandatory as part of annual reporting.

Also, listed companies have to abide by the Corporate Governance Code and include a declaration of commitment. Source

Has written guidance on ESG reportingYes
See: Sustainability reporting - Guidance for issuers (2023)

Offers ESG related trainingYes
See: Sustainable Investments

Market covered by sustainability-related indexYes
  • VNIX Made up of exchange-listed companies that are leaders with respect to social and ecological performance.
  • CECE SRI Capitalisation-weighted price index that comprises companies traded on the stock exchange in the regions of Central, Eastern and Southeast Europe and are leaders in social and ecological performance.

Has sustainability bond listing segmentYes
Green- and social bonds platform launched in 2018 see: https://www.wienerborse.at/en/issuers/bond-admission-listing/green-and-social-bonds/

Has SME listing platformYes
See Direct Market + and Direct Market

Women on boards mandatory minimum ruleYes
Pursuant to 86 (7) Aktiengesetz (AktG), listed companies and companies with more than 1,000 employees permanently employed, at least 30% of the Supervisory Board shall consist of women and at least 30% of the Supervisory Board shall consist of men, provided that the Supervisory Board consists of at least six (shareholder-appointed) members and at least 20% of the companys workforce consists of female or male employees, respectively.
Additional information

Organizational model of stock exchangePrivate company for profit, demutualized in 1999

Regulatory bodies

Regulatory modelGovernment (Statutory) Model - the securities exchange is regulated by the Financial Market Authority (FMA). The FMA's main responsibilities in regulating the Wiener Borse, is to supervise the legality of the stock exchange organisation and the decisions made by the bodies of the exchange operating company as well as the proper conduct of stock exchange trading. Listing requirements are set according to the Austrian Stock Exchange Act.

About the stock exchange

As the main infrastructure provider in the region, Wiener Brse AG is the gate to global financial markets. It operates the stock exchanges in Vienna and Prague. With state-of-the-art technology and customer-oriented services, the Vienna Stock Exchange, as a private, profit-oriented company, makes a significant contribution to an internationally competitive capital market. Its mission is to achieve greater growth than comparable stock exchanges. Creating trust and transparency has been its fundamental duty since 1771.

Listed companies benefit from maximum liquidity and visibility. Wiener Brse offers issuers efficient, cost-effective listing services for equity and debt instruments in line with international standards. Investors profit from fast and inexpensive trading by the market leader as well as a wide variety of products. Wiener Brse distributes stock market data and calculates the most important indices for a dozen markets in the region. Because of its unique know-how, the national exchanges in Budapest, Ljubljana and Zagreb trust the IT services of the Vienna Stock Exchange. Additionally, the group holds stakes in energy exchanges and clearing houses. Source

Ownership (Any owner with more than 4% of the exchange):
UniCredit Bank Austria AG: 13.36%
Erste Group Bank AG: 11.30%
VIENNA INSURANCE GROUP AG Wiener Versicherung Gruppe: 8.50%
Raiffeisen Bank International AG: 6.97%
Oesterreichische Kontrollbank AG: 6.60%
UNIQA Insurance Group AG: 6.60%
EVN AG: 4,65%
Others: 42,02%
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