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WE GLOBAL | 2020 Global Bell Ringings
6th ANNUAL WE GLOBAL BELL RINGINGS
RING THE BELL FOR GENDER EQUALITY
For the sixth consecutive year, a global collaboration across 80 exchanges (the total would be 100 this year but 20 events have been postponed or cancelled due to the Corona Virus as of March 6, 2020) around the world plan to ring opening or closing bells to celebrate International Women’s Day 2020 (Sunday 8 March 2020). The events - which start on Monday 2 March, and will last for two weeks - are a partnership between IFC, Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) Initiative, UN Global Compact, UN Women, the World Federation of Exchanges and Women in ETFs, to raise awareness about the business case for women’s economic empowerment, and the opportunities for the private sector to advance gender equality and sustainable development.
This year, the UN Women’s theme for International Women’s Day is ‘I am Generation Equality: Realising Women’s Rights’. The theme marks the milestones that have been achieved such as the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, adopted in 1995, to advance the empowerment of women and girls worldwide. In addition, 2020 also marks a five-year milestone towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals; the 20th anniversary of UN Security Council resolution 1325 on women, peace and security; and the 10th anniversary of UN Women’s establishment.
Leadership of Women in ETFs notes: “The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day - I am Generation Equality - celebrates the progress that has been made all around the world in advancing gender equality. The annual Bell Ringing events are the most global initiative that WE does each year offering a unique opportunity to welcome WE leadership teams, members and corporate sponsors to hear speakers presenting the business case for diversity and women’s economic empowerment. Members of Women in ETFs will be involved in bell ringing events at exchanges in the United States, Canada, EMEA and in Asia Pacific. There is further to go before we achieve gender equality, but today marks the start of a month of important awareness and work to continue to build towards that important goal.”
Women in ETFs is the first women’s group for the ETF industry. Founded in January 2014, WE is an organization that brings together over 5,600 members, including women and men, in chapters in major financial centers across the United States, Canada, EMEA and Asia Pacific to: 1) CONNECT: Create opportunities for professional advancement of women by expanding connections among women and men in the ETF industry; 2) SUPPORT: Offer guidance for the current and next generation of women in ETFs and 3) INSPIRE: WE achieves this by organizing events at our chapters globally that support our goals of education, networking, philanthropy and idea sharing across the industry and beyond. All women and men are invited to join Women in ETFs - click here.
 
 
2020 PARTICIPATING EXCHANGES
 
COUNTRY
STOCK EXCHANGE
EVENT DATE
Argentina Bolsas y Mercados Argentinos (BYMA) 12
Australia Australian Securities Exchange 9
Australia Chi-X 9
Austria Vienna Stock Exchange 9
Bahrain Bahrain Bourse 8
Bangladesh Dhaka Stock Exchange 9
Belarus Belarusian Currency and Stock Exchange TBC
Belgium Euronext Brussels 6
Bolivia Bolsa Boliviana de Valores 17
Botswana Botswana Stock Exchange 6
Brazil B3 (Brasil Bolsa Balcao) 9
Canada Aequitas NEO Exchange 9
Chile Bolsa de Comercio de Santiago 26
Colombia Bolsa de Valores de Colombia (BVC) 9
Costa Rica Bolsa Nacional de Valores 11
Côte d'Ivoire Bourse Régionale des Valeurs Mobilières (BRVM) 6
Croatia Zagreb Stock Exchange 6
Democratic Republic of Congo Democratic Republic of Congo  8
Denmark Nasdaq Copenhagen 9
Ecuador Quito Stock Exchange 10
Egypt The Egyptian Exchange 9
El Salvador Bolsa de Valores de El Salvador 6
Estonia Nasdaq Tallinn 6
Ethiopia Ethiopia Stock Exchange 9
France Euronext Paris 6
Georgia Georgian Stock Exchange 16
Germany Deutsche Börse 9
Greece Athens Stock Exchange 9
India BSE 13
India NSE 11
Indonesia Indonesia Stock Exchange Video message
Iraq Iraq Stock Exchange TBC
Ireland Euronext Dublin 6
Istanbul Borsa Istanbul 6
Jamaica Jamaica Stock Exchange 10
Jordan Amman Stock Exchange 10
Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Stock Exchange 5
Kenya Nairobi Securities Exchange 9
Latvia Nasdaq Riga 6
Lebanon Beirut Stock Exchange 10
Lithuania Nasdaq Vilnius 6
Luxembourg Luxembourg Stock Exchange 9
Malaysia Bursa Malaysia 6
Mexico Bolsa Mexicana de Valores 5
Mongolia Mongolian Stock Exchange TBC
Namibia Namibia Stock Exchange 27
Nepal Nepal Stock Exchange Limited 18
Netherlands Euronext Amsterdam 6
New Zealand New Zealand Stock Exchange 11
Nigeria Nigerian Stock Exchange 6
Norway Oslo Bors 6
Pakistan Pakistan Stock Exchange 10
Palestine Palestine Exchange 10
Panama Bolsa de Panama 6
Peru Bolsa de Valores de Lima 10
Philippines Philippine Stock Exchange 18
Poland Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE) 6
Portugal Euronext Lisbon 6
Qatar Qatar Stock Exchange 10
Romania Bucharest Stock Exchange 6
Russia MOEX Moscow 5
Rwanda Rwanda Stock Exchange 10
Saudi Arabia Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul) 8
Serbia Belgrade Stock Exchange 12
Slovenia Ljubljana Stock Exchange 9
South Africa Johannesburg Stock Exchange 9
Spain Bolsas y Mercados Españoles (BME) 4
Sri Lanka Colombo Stock Exchange 6
Tanzania Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange PLC 10
Tunisia Tunis Stock Exchange 14
Uganda Uganda Securities Exchange 12
Ukraine Ukrainian Exchange TBC 11/12
United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) 8
United Arab Emirates Dubai Financial Market (DFM) 9
Uruguay Bolsa de Valores de Montevideo 12
US Nasdaq 2
US NYSE 5
Vietnam Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange Video message
Yemen Yemeni Institute of Directors 25
Zambia Lusaka Securities Exchange Plc. (LuSE) 17
Armenia Armenia Securities Exchange (AMX) *
Canada Toronto Stock Exchange *
China Shanghai Stock Exchange *
China Shenzhen Stock Exchange *
Finland Nasdaq Helsinki *
Special Administrative Region  Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing *
Iceland Nasdaq Iceland *
Israel Tel Aviv Stock Exchange *
Italy Borsa Italiana *
Japan Tokyo Stock Exchange *
Korea Korea Stock Exchange (KRX) *
Kuwait Boursa Kuwait *
Myanmar Yangon Stock Exchange *
Singapore Singapore Exchange *
Sweden Nasdaq Stockholm *
Switzerland SIX Swiss Exchange *
Thailand Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) *
UK London Stock Exchange *
US IEX *
US CBOE *
 
*The 2020 International Women’s Day bell ringing event was cancelled due to the coronavirus
 
PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS 
 
WOMEN IN ETFs
Women in ETFs is the first women’s group for the ETF industry. Founded in January 2014, WE is a non-profit organization that brings together over 4,500 members, including women and men, in chapters in major financial centers across the United States, Canada, EMEA and Asia Pacific to further the careers of women by leveraging our collective skill and ambition.

WE seek to: 1. CONNECT: Create opportunities for professional advancement of women by expanding connections among women and men in the ETF industry, 2. SUPPORT: Offer guidance for the current and next generation of women in ETFs and 3. INSPIRE: WE achieves this by organizing events at our chapters globally that support our goals of education, networking, philanthropy and idea sharing across the industry and beyond. For more information, visit: www.womeninetfs.com to learn more, join, or sponsor. Follow us on Twitter @WomeninETFs and on LinkedIn.
 
 
IFC
IFC—a sister organization of the World Bank and member of the World Bank Group—is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work with more than 2,000 businesses worldwide, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in the toughest areas of the world. In FY17, we delivered a record $19.3 billion in long-term financing for developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to help end poverty and boost shared prosperity. For more information, visit www.ifc.org. Follow us on Twitter: @IFC_org.

 
 
THE SUSTAINABLE STOCK EXCHANGES INITIATIVE
The SSE is a peer-to-peer learning platform for exploring how exchanges—in collaboration with investors, regulators, and companies—can encourage sustainable investment and enhance corporate transparency, and ultimately performance, on ESG (environmental, social and corporate governance) issues. The SSE is convened by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the UN Global Compact, the UN Environment Program Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), and the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). For more information on specific exchanges’ sustainability efforts, how to become a Partner Stock Exchange, and further opportunities to advance the integration of sustainability within capital markets, visit www.sseinitiative.org. Follow us on Twitter: @sseinitiative.
 
 
UNITED NATIONS GLOBAL COMPACT
The United Nations Global Compact is a call to companies everywhere to align their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, and to take action in support of UN goals and issues embodied in the Sustainable Development Goals. The UN Global Compact is a leadership platform for the development, implementation and disclosure of responsible corporate practices. Launched in 2000, it is the largest corporate sustainability initiative in the world, with more than 8,000 companies and 4,000 non-business signatories based in over 170 countries, and more than 85 Local Networks. For more information, visit www.unglobalcompact.org. Follow us on Twitter: @globalcompact.
 
 
UNITED NATIONS ENTITY FOR GENDER EQUALITY AND THE EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN (UN Women)
UN Women is the UN organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide. UN Women supports UN Member States as they set global standards for achieving gender equality, and works with governments and civil society to design laws, policies, programmes and services needed to implement these standards. UN Women also coordinates and promotes the UN system’s work in advancing gender equality. For more information, visit www.unwomen.org.
 
 
THE WORLD FEDERATION OF EXCHANGES (WFE)
Established in 1961, the WFE is the global industry association for exchanges and clearing houses. The WFE is the definitive source for exchange-traded statistics and publishes over 350 market data indicators. WFE exchanges are home to nearly 45,000 listed companies. The WFE promotes the development of fair, efficient and transparent markets. It works with policy makers, regulators and standard-setters around the world to support the development of effective rules and standards for exchanges and market participants. For more information, please visit: www.world-exchanges.org.
 
 
 
 
 





 

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