BSE India Ltd. (Bombay Stock Exchange)

Exchange entity BSE India Ltd (BSE)
Conducts business in India
Number of listed companies (dec./16, WFE) 5,821
Domestic market capitalization (in Millions USD, dec./16, WFE) 1,561,270
Has signed the SSE Commitment Letter? Yes
Has prepared SSE Communication to Stakeholders? Yes
Requires ESG reporting as a listing rule? Yes;
  • Dependent on size of company. Source
Offers written guidance on ESG reporting? Yes;
Offers ESG related training? No
Provides sustainability-related indices? Yes;
Offers green bonds listings? No
Additional information
  • Sustainability Section on Website.
  • Sustainability Section in the Annual Report.
  • BSE - Corporate Social Responsibility Index. BSE and Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA - Established by Ministry of Corporate Affairs), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on September 23, 2013 to work collaboratively in the domains of business sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), investor education and other allied areas. BSE - IICA are going to launch Corporate Social Responsibility Index. Source
Organizational model of stock exchange
  • Demutualized for profit; demutualized in 2005
Regulatory bodies
  • Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)
Regulatory model
  • Strong Exchange Self-Regulatory Organization (SRO) Model SEBI has the ability to install laws and regulations that dictate the operations of the stock markets in India. However, the Bombay Stock Exchange still possesses significant regulatory powers. For instance, the exchange can install its own listing requirements, such as the requirement for company's of a certain size to disclose a CSR report, and it possesses its own market and member regulation responsibilities.
About the stock exchange
  • Location: Mumbai, India Established in 1875, BSE Ltd. (formerly known as Bombay Stock Exchange Ltd.), is Asia’s first Stock Exchange and one of India’s leading exchange groups. Over the past 137 years, BSE has facilitated the growth of the Indian corporate sector by providing it an efficient capital-raising platform. Popularly known as BSE, the bourse was established as "The Native Share & Stock Brokers' Association" in 1875. BSE is a corporatized and demutualised entity, with a broad shareholder-base which includes two leading global exchanges, Deutsche Bourse and Singapore Exchange as strategic partners. BSE provides an efficient and transparent market for trading in equity, debt instruments, derivatives, mutual funds. It also has a platform for trading in equities of small-and-medium enterprises (SME). More than 5000 companies are listed on BSE making it world's No. 1 exchange in terms of listed members. The companies listed on BSE Ltd command a total market capitalization of USD 1.32 Trillion as of January 2013. Source
Ownership of Exchange (Shares >4% only) Share
Deutsche Börse AG 5.00%
Singapore Exchange Ltd. 5.00%