London Stock Exchange Group

Exchange entity London Stock Exchange Group
Conducts business in United Kingdom (HQ), Italy
Number of listed companies (Dec./16, WFE) 2,588
Domestic market capitalization (in Millions USD, Dec./16) 3,496,170
Has signed the SSE Commitment Letter? Yes
Has prepared SSE Communication to Stakeholders? Yes
Requires ESG reporting as a listing rule? See London Stock Exchange and Borsa Italiana for details
Offers written guidance on ESG reporting? Yes
Offers ESG related training?
  • Through FTSE, which is wholly owned by London Stock Exchange Group, 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
Provides sustainability-related indices? Yes;
Has green bond listings? Yes, on London Stock Exchange and Borsa Italiana
Additional Information
Organizational model of stock exchange
  • Listed company for profit; demutualized in UK in 2000, Italy in 1997
Regulatory bodies
  1. ESMA guidelines on ETF and other UCITs issues
  2. ESMA-EBA Principles for Benchmark Setting Process
  3. FCA- Regulation and Supervision of Benchmark
  4. International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) Principles for Financial Benchmarks
Regulatory model See London Stock Exchange and Borsa Italiana for details
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

§  Sustainability Section on Website.

§  2015 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

§  Sustainability Section in 2015 Annual Report ("our wider responsibility pg.36-37 )

§  Listed company for profit; demutualized in UK in 2000, Italy in 1997

Ownership of Exchange (Shares >4% only) Share
Qatar Investment Authority 10.3%
BlackRock Inc 6.9%
Invesco Limited 6.0%
Veritas Asset Management LLP 3.0%