London Stock Exchange

Country
United Kingdom
Number of listed companies
2,148
Domestic market capitalization
3,483,490
SSE Partner Exchange

Yes

Has annual sustainability report

Yes

Requires ESG reporting as a listing rule

No

  • Listing rules are set by the regulator, not the LSE. In the UK the changes to the Companies Act 2006 (Strategic Report and Directors Report) regulations came into effect on 1 October 2013. This means extra reporting on greenhouse gas emissions, human rights and diversity is now required within the front half of the annual report. Source
Has written guidance on ESG reporting

Yes

Offers ESG related training

Yes

  • Through FTSE, which is wholly owned by LSEG, detailed ESG ratings and data are provided to the investment community globally. These are presented at a variety of investor conferences globally and FTSE works with asset owners, asset managers and banks to develop tailor custom ESG services. Source
  • Practicing Integrated Thinking & Reporting (with Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, 2014)
Has sustainability bond listing segment

Yes

  • LSEG has a range of dedicated green bond segments, launched in June 2015. There are currently 42 green bonds listed on LSE.
  • Green bond factsheet from April 2017 can be found here.
Has SME listing platform
Additional information
Organizational model of stock exchange
  • Listed company for profit; demutualized in UK in 2000
Regulatory bodies
Regulatory model
Government (Statutory) Model
  • The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is responsible for regulating the financial services markets, exchanges and firms. They have full listing authority in the UK, and have full power to monitor the markets. The FCA looks after conduct, competition and actions that occur on the London Stock Exchange. This would thus be considered a Government (Statutory) Model.
About the stock exchange
Location: London, United Kingdom
  • London Stock Exchange is one of the world’s oldest stock exchanges and can trace its history back more than 300 years.
  • London Stock Exchange Group was created in October 2007 when London Stock Exchange merged with Milan Stock Exchange, Borsa Italiana. Source
Ownership of Exchange (Shares >4% only) Share
Borse Dubai Ltd 20.71%
Qatar Investment Authority 15.40%
Fidelity Investments 5.00%
Lindsell Train Ltd. 4.40%