Bahrain Bourse, a self-regulated multi-asset marketplace, has been accorded with two prestigious award for exemplary performance in the area of enhancing sustainability and investment awareness. Bahrain Bourse was named ‘Sustainable Stock Exchange of the Year - GCC 2022’ by Global Banking & Finance Review and ‘Best Investor Awareness Financial Literacy Initiatives’ – Stock Exchange – Bahrain 2022’ by International Finance.
Both ‘Global Banking and Finance Review’ and ‘International Finance’, are known for recognizing international entities for their outstanding performance and are considered reliable indicators of excellence, which in turn reflects Bahrain Bourse’s efficiency and its efforts towards more sustainable practices in addition to its responsiveness to investors aspirations within the Capital Market. The reputable accolades received in 2022 are testimonials of Bahrain Bourse's record of accomplishment and outstanding performance on multiple fronts, including sustainability and investor awareness.
On this occasion, Shaikh Khalifa bin Ebrahim Al-Khalifa, the Chief Executive Officer of Bahrain Bourse commented: “As a signatory to the Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative, our aim is to increase awareness of the importance sustainability-related disclosures to enhance capital flow. Exchanges have an important role to play in driving change and helping issuers to adapt sustainability and climate-related risk disclosures as part of their reporting practices, which in turn helps provide investors with transparent and comparable data. Hence, we have been working closely with a number of stakeholders with the aim of ensuring ESG resilience”.
Marwa AlMaskati, Director of Marketing & Business Development of Bahrain Bourse, commented on this occasion, “We are immensely proud to have received the ‘Best Awareness Financial Literacy Initiatives – Bahrain’ award from International Finance, which is a true testament to our relentless pursuit of unwavering commitment to all of our financial literacy programs. Our aim is to increase awareness on the importance of addressing investor awareness as well as our dedication to implement sustainability initiatives within Bahrain’s capital market. This has contributed to achieving those distinguished awards from International Finance and Global Banking & Finance Review.”
Bahrain Bourse has received notable recognitions across different facets of its business operations including: Best Corporate Governance and Work Life Balance by Global Banking & Finance Awards – 2021, “ESG Initiative of the Year” – Bahrain category 2021 by PAN Finance Awards, Excellence in Customer Service Award via the National Suggestions & Complaints System 'Tawasul' – 2020 & 2022, Award Level 3 in Information Security Forum ‘Thiqa’ – 2019, all of which is a testament to its continuous efforts to improve in various operational aspects.