Become a tradition, the annual ceremony "Ring the Bell for Gender Equality", was organized this year on March 08, 2023 in honor and in the presence of students of the International School of Business of Sfax.
This ceremony, which is organized by Stock Exchanges in the World, in close coordination with the International Federation of Stock Exchanges (WFE) and the United Nations SSE Initiative, aims to promote the principle of gender equality and women's rights with stakeholders in the entrepreneurial ecosystem, and to help achieve, in particular, the 5th Sustainable Development Goal (SDG).
It is noted that according to a study prepared by the Tunis Stock Exchange, the representation of women in the Boards of Directors of listed companies reached 13.9% in 2022, against 11.3% during the year 2021, a number equal to 103 women out of a total number of 742 members of boards.
The Tunis Stock Exchange joined the United Nations SSE Exchanges initiative in September 2015, which focuses on promoting and strengthening skills with actors in the entrepreneurial ecosystem, with a view to achieving the following SDGs:
- SDG 5: Gender equality
- SDG 8: Decent work and Economic growth
- SDG 10: Reduced inequalities
- SDG 12: Responsible consumption and production
- SDG 13: Climate action
- SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals.
On the sidelines of this visit, the students learned about the various stock market mechanisms as well as the sustainable development objectives that the Tunis Stock Exchange promoted as part of its membership of the aforementioned initiative.