ESG | Empowering Sustainable Growth

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The world is facing pressing challenges to ensure a sustainable future for our planet. The finance sector is a vital contributor to the global sustainability agenda. It can empower sustainable finance, by incorporating environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into investment decision-making. It can also support the allocation of capital to sustainable initiatives.

Euronext has a special position in the financial ecosystem. It serves the real economy by bringing together buyers and sellers in transparent, efficient and reliable trading venues. In this key role, Euronext has a responsibility to the whole finance community, not only to ensure financial stability, but to contribute decisively to a sustainable growth model in the countries in which it operates.




Fit for 1.5º

Euronext is leveraging its ESG performance to build an impactful ESG strategy 2022-2024 embedded in the strategic plan “Growth for Impact 2024”. The new sustainability strategy focuses on accelerating climate action both in the Euronext operations and through the role it plays in empowering sustainable fi nance across all its markets. In that context, Euronext has launched its “Fit for 1.5°” climate commitment, for its own business, its partners and its clients.

ESG Reporting Guide

ESG Reporting Guide

Access here the new edition of the ESG Reporting Guide, which has been designed to help companies engage in climate change mitigation policies with the support of their investors, and more broadly lists the key aspects to consider when reporting on ESG to make the most of the associated opportunities. This new edition has been revised with a focus on the 1.5°C global temperature increase trajectory, in line with Euronext's “Fit for 1.5°” commitment, one of the key pillars of its “Growth for Impact 2024” strategic plan.

Products and Services

Euronext offers a diverse range of products and services and combines transparent and efficient equity, fixed income securities and derivatives markets in Amsterdam, Brussels, Dublin, Lisbon, Oslo, Paris and Milan.

Know more about our ESG products and services offer.

Dual Ambition

Drive investment in innovative, sustainable products and services

through secure and transparent markets, in continuous collaboration with our financial community.

Inspire and promote tangible sustainable practices

within the company and towards our community, by respecting and developing our people and by supporting our ecosystem.

Euronext ESG strategy

Five material impact areas

Euronext carried out a pan-European stakeholder consultation process, to identify the ESG issues that our stakeholders believe should be our main focus.

Based on these results, we defined the key issues on which we can have the most impact in the economy, society and the environment. These key issues are grouped into five material impact areas: Our Markets, Our Partners, Our People, Our Society and Our Environment.

Each material impact area supports one or several of the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), part of the “2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” to which Euronext has committed as an Official Partner of the Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative (SSE).

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Our Markets

As a market infrastructure, Euronext is in a unique position to support the transition to a sustainable European economy.

We offer our issuers a tailored programme to increase ESG knowledge. This solution also allows them to connect with relevant stakeholders and advocate for ESG goals and interests.

Euronext helps investors identify listed products that meet ESG criteria. Our market players can invest in a wide range of Sustainable Indices, ETFs, Derivatives, and Bonds.

Euronext Securities, Euronext’s CSD activity, services a wide range of ESG and Green securities, and provides also good governance solutions.

Our People

Our People

Euronext promotes an environment that encourages collaborative work, learning and innovation. We support each employee in shaping his or her future and the future of the company, in an inclusive environment that values diversity.

Euronext strives to foster a mindset that complements our values and supports the company’s ambitions:

Execute with excellence | Collaborate, challenge and care for each other | Dare to take risks | Empower our people | Focus on clients | Adopt a positive performance culture.

They underly all our actions and form a foundation that underpins the way we work.

Our partners

Our Partners

A central element of our work is the engagement with our customers, as well as the European and local public authorities and policymakers, to help shape the regulatory and policy issues that impact the financial sector and empower sustainable finance.

As a result of the European Commission’s Action Plan on Financing Sustainable Growth and the European Green Deal, a number of legislative proposals have been agreed, to incentivise investments in sustainable activities. This focus is reflected in our continuous ESG dialogue with the EU institutions, namely the Commission, Parliament and Member States in Council, as well as all relevant authorities in the Euronext jurisdictions.

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Our Society

Euronext aims to be a model for the industry. We apply high ethical and legal standards of conduct in our business, our dealings with colleagues, employees, business partners, customers and communities. Our corporate governance reflects our strong focus on independence, oversight, and transparency.

Euronext supports institutions in each Euronext location. Our efforts focus on two key areas: financial literacy and blue economy, including oceans, seas and marine resources. Our employees are encouraged to contribute to local communities. Euronext supports training, volunteering, charity work and thought leadership.

Our environment

Our Environment

Euronext is conscious of the challenges linked to climate change, the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and to manage natural resources. We have fully integrated environmental issues into our activities and strategy.

Euronext carbon footprint and reduction | Transparency is at the core of our business. We disclose our carbon footprint for all three emissions' categories defined by the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHC). Euronext’s Global GHC emissions in 2021 total 42.3 ktCO2eq according to Carbone 4, calculated under the GHG Protocol. We continue to work on reducing our environmental impact with the goals presented by the EU Commission.

ESG Initiatives


Blue Challenge

The Blue Challenge is an entrepreneurship education programme, launched by Euronext in partnership with JA Europe, the largest non-profit in Europe dedicated to preparing young people for employment and entrepreneurship.  The programme aims to inspire students aged 16 to 18 about sustainable finance and help them develop core competencies such as teamwork, problem solving and entrepreneurial skills.

Through this collaboration, we aim at contributing to financial literacy and encourage innovation to limit climate change and to promote the blue economy amongst young entrepreneurs across Europe.


International Women's Day

In supporting gender equality throughout business operations and value chains, we model the society we want to live in.
Equal treatment of all is not just the right thing to do – it is the only thing to do. It means more talent, higher productivity and better results.

At Euronext we believe that collectively, we can drive decisive action to improve gender-balanced leadership in institutions and we are fully committed to retain, develop, and grow the representation of women in leadership, by inspiring and promoting tangible practices within the company and towards our community, while supporting our ecosystem.


Coastal cleanup activities

From North to South, Euronext volunteers engage once a year in the water-front clean-up initiatives.

Being the first exchange signatory of the UNGC Sustainable Ocean Principles, the conservation of the oceans, seas and marine resources, as consecrated in the United Nations' SDG 14, is a sustainable goal that is embraced by Euronext and it is dear to our community.

Euronext teams from across Belgium, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, and UK offices roll up their sleeves and walked miles alongside the water's edge, filling dozens of bags with trash, preventing it to end in the ocean.

ESG Case Studies

The Euronext's ESG Reporting Guide includes case studies of best-in-class companies in terms of ESG.

In these case studies, EnelGjensidigeKeringSignify, and Snam share their journeys and explain how ESG has become an essential part of their business models. 

A look inside Signify’s ESG journey

Euronext had the pleasure of interviewing Maurice Loosschilder, Global Head of Sustainability at Dutch company Signify N.V.  

The multinational lighting corporation was formed in 2016 through the spin-off of the lighting division from Philips and is the world leader in lighting for professionals, consumers and for the Internet of Things. Signify reached carbon neutrality in all its operations in 2020, and has a new strategic plan with sustainability at the core of its growth strategy.  

Listen to Maurice Loosschilder talking us through Signify’s inspiring ESG journey and best practices.

Inside the Enel Group’s ESG strategy

Euronext had the pleasure of interviewing Alberto De Paoli, CFO at international power company Enel Group.

As Italy’s biggest power company and Europe’s second-largest listed utility, Enel has always put sustainability at the heart of its strategy.

Watch the interview to know more about Enel’s ESG journey

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Power company Enel: prioritising climate and society for a company strategy that embraces ESG

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How Nordic insurance group Gjensidige integrated ESG into its strategy?

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Global luxury group Kering explains how it created an ESG strategy that fits its business

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Signify, the lighting company aiming for ‘Brighter lives, Better world’

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Italian energy operator Snam: setting a strategy to support the transition to sustainable energy

ESG Policies and Statements

Check here the Euronext ESG policies and statements, which have been reviewed and approved by the Euronext Managing Board.

They cover all the companies controlled directly or indirectly by Euronext N.V. Review by the Managing Board is done on a yearly basis. Most recent review dates from 27 March 2023.

All Euronext Policies are reviewed by the Euronext Internal Audit department at least once every three years.

The objectivity and organisational independence of the Internal Audit function is achieved through the Head of Internal Audit reporting directly to the Chairman of Euronext Audit Committee.

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