Sustainable Development and Social Responsibility

In 2020, Moscow Exchange made a comprehensive assessment of material topics, taking into consideration the opinions of key stakeholders. As a result of this assessment, 16 topics were identified; their significance was then evaluated according to the following criteria:

> the significance of Moscow Exchange’s impact on economic, environmental and social aspects of the topic in question;
> the significance of the topic for stakeholders, based on an evaluation of Moscow Exchange’s impact on stakeholders’ activities;
> the availability of recommendations on disclosing such topics from leading associations, such as the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) and the Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) Initiative, which represent the interests of the professional community of stock exchanges.
Based on this analysis, the Group prepared a list of eight topics that it deemed material and mandatory for disclosure. Information on other topics has also been disclosed selectively.

Based on the result of the materiality assessment and integration of ESG activities and projects into
Group’s 2024 strategy, MOEX Group has formulated a set of sustainability focus areas, that reflects its most significant ESG topics.
MOEX’s approach to formulating these overlapping areas was informed by the following criteria:
1. These focus areas are related to the most important ESG challenges, risks and opportunities that Moscow Exchange Group is facing and that are inherent to its industry;
2. These areas are important for MOEX stakeholders;
3. Focus areas are significant for MOEX because within these areas it can deliver the most positive impact as a company and as a financial infrastructure operator.


Genuine partnership
and engagement
with the community
Responsible investing
and sustainable
of respect
and empowerment
Advanced governance
and responsible
business practices
and resilient market
MOEX Group recognizes its
responsibility to support communities
and create shared benefits. MOEX
group sees value in enhancing
population’s financial literacy since it empowers the community.
Participation in working groups and regulatory initiatives enables
the Group to create a more favorable
regulatory environment. At the same time, sponsorship and charity is an important area of focus
for implementing the Exchange’s social responsibility.
MOEX Group contributes significantly
to sustainable economic growth and development by using innovative
financing mechanisms and reorienting financial markets through development of new financial instruments
for responsible investing, maintenance of markets’ transparent functioning
and development of fair competition.
The Group develops exchange infrastructure in order to expand
the local investor base and provide access to funding for all companies,
including innovative ones as well as small and medium-sized enterprises.
Being a responsible employer of highly
skilled staff, MOEX Group ensures
decent working conditions and healthy corporate culture that provides
employees with the necessary
foundation to manage a variety
of day-to-day activities and develop
appropriate professional skills.
The Group believes that diversity and
inclusion in the workplace helps
it to perform better, because different
people often see the same problem
in different ways and propose unique
solutions. That is why MOEX Group
maintains well-balanced personal
structure and doesn’t discriminate
on any ground.
As the largest exchange in Russia, MOEX Group establishes corporate governance standards for public companies
as part of its listing procedures.
Serving as example for other companies, the Group has a well-established corporate governance system and commits to high standards of corporate business conduct, including zero tolerance to corruption and money
laundering. Engaging with companies
through different channels, the Group strives to enhance the quality of ESG information disclosure
and raise awareness about sustainable
development trends.
Exchange infrastructure serves as a trusted environment for market
participants, reliable in terms of cybersecurity and data privacy.
Moscow Exchange Group’s risk management systems as well as information security and data
privacy systems ensure the continuity of trading, clearing and settlement,
especially in conditions of high volatility on the financial market.

More detailed information on the progress in the implementation of the main areas of activity of MOEX Group may be found in its sustainability reports.

ESG Databook
Sustainability report of Moscow Exchange 2022
Interactive sustainability report of Moscow Exchange 2022

Sustainability report of Moscow Exchange 2021
Interactive sustainability report of Moscow Exchange 2021
Sustainability report of Moscow Exchange 2020
Sustainability report of Moscow Exchange 2019