Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability
Nasdaq's Sustainability Focus
Nasdaq Leads the Way
Nasdaq has always been a believer in the virtues of sustainability. We were practicing corporate sustainability – in many different places and in many different ways – long before the term became so prevalent and fashionable. Efficiency and transparency formed the foundation of our brand 40 years ago, and they still drive our decision-making every day.
|Key Sustainability Highlights
|Research and publication of a substantive new Corporate Sustainability report, following the GRI standard and content index. You can download a free PDF version of the Nasdaq report here.|
|BWise (our enterprise governance, risk management, and compliance software tool) announced the inclusion of Sustainability Performance Management as part of its suite of products, making information gathering for sustainability reports a breeze. Bwise also organized, in conjunction with the Harvard Business School, an online training program for corporate executives that want to be at the forefront of Integrated Reporting.
|Completion of the first substantive energy and water usage audit of all global facilities.
|Significantly enhanced reporting to the Carbon Disclosure Project.|
|Nasdaq was accepted into the United Nations Global Compact.|
|Through the Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative, Nasdaq entered into a historic agreement with other key exchanges to develop and promote sustainability guidelines.|
|Via the World Federation of Exchanges, Nasdaq promoted sustainability dialogue and consensus with other stock markets and exchanges.
|Major infrastructure improvements, including an increasing number of LEED and other environmental certifications for our global offices.
|Nasdaq Helsinki was the first exchange to receive a WWF Green Office diploma, and one of the first in the world to go carbon neutral. It has continued to maintain its carbon neutral status.
|Regular assistance of listed companies in ESG and CR matters, helping them better handle sustainability as an aspect of their own operation.
|Key partnerships with advocacy groups, non-governmental organizations and economists in the last three years to better understand the interplay of sustainability metrics and market dynamics.
|As we look ahead, we will continue to work with our customers, stakeholders, investors, and exchange peers to promote sustainable business practices.|