Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE)

Country
Kenya
Number of listed companies
62
Domestic market capitalization
26,489
SSE Partner Exchange

Yes

Has annual sustainability report

Yes

Requires ESG reporting as a listing rule

No

Has written guidance on ESG reporting

No

Offers ESG related training

No

Has sustainability-related indices

No

Has sustainability bond listing segment

No

  • However, published draft document of The Kenya Green Bond Programme along with the IFC and several other organizations, outlining a way forward for green bonds in Kenya. (Source)
Has SME listing platform

Yes

  • NSE Growth and Enterprise Market Segment (Kenya), since 2013
Additional information
  • Part of the UN Global Compact
  • Signed the Code of Ethics for Business in Kenya
  • Promotes the Fire Award, a prestigious award in East Africa for businesses that prioritize integrated ESG reporting in financial reports.
  • Participated in "Ring the Bell for Gender Equality" in 2016.
Organizational model of stock exchange
  • Public listed company. Demutualised. June 2014
Regulatory bodies
Regulatory model
  • The NSE is subject to regulation by the CMA. However, from┬áSeptember 2016, the Exchange will become a Limited Self-Regulatory Organisation.
About the stock exchange
Location: Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) is the principal bourse in Kenya, offering an automated platform for the listing and trading of multiple securities. Going forward, the Exchange will avail new products including; Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), Financial and Commodity Derivatives and Carbon Credits.The NSE is publicly traded and is the second self-listed exchange in Africa. (Source)
Ownership of Exchange (Shares >4% only) Share
Standard Chartered Kenya Nominees A/C KE002374 16.09%
Standard Chartered Kenya Nominees A/C KE22446 5.66%
CFC Stanbic Nominees A/C NR1030823 4.14%