Over a Decade at Davos

Learn more about Nasdaq's ongoing participation at the WEF in Davos-Kosters, Switzerland

Nasdaq at WEF-Davos

For over 10 years, Nasdaq and its executive leadership have participated at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos. Each year, Nasdaq has opened its market remotely from Davos, Switzerland at the annual meeting. Over the many years, Bob Greifeld, CEO of Nasdaq and Bruce Aust, Vice Chairman of Nasdaq, Nasdaq executives and invited companies have participated in this live remote market opening.

Nasdaq's Past Participation at the World Economic Forum -- Davos

Executive Interviews

With over a decade of participation, Nasdaq CEO, Robert Greifeld has met with a variety of media outlets to discuss topics as wide-ranging as the state of the Markets, Technology, and the Global Economy. The videos below are a sample of past interviews at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Sustainable Stock Exchange Initiative

Nasdaq has been a leader in the move for Exchanges to provide guidance for sustainability reporting by global corporations. In the past, the World Economic Forum has a key venue for networking and discussions of this important initiative. Below are articles on the issues of Corporate Responsibility, the Sustainable Stock Exchange Initiative, and sustainability disclosure.
Press & Media
Article Overview
Like most professions and industries, the world’s stock exchanges have their own club, or association — The World Federation of Exchanges. Like many associations, the WFE has transitioned from a benign support organization to an advocate for better industry practices.
World Exchanges
The World Federation of Exchanges has presented recommendations to member exchanges on implementation of sustainability policies, the culmination of a year-long project by its Sustainability Working Group.
SSE Initiative
In September 2015 when the SSE launched its Model Guidance for exchanges, less than one third of stock exchanges around the world provided guidance to issuers on reporting environmental, social and governance information.
World Exchanges
Stock exchanges are robust and resilient engines of commerce. They help businesses create jobs and provide investors with access capital. But stock exchanges can be change agents, responsive to market demand for new products, better services, and more transparent data.
SSE Initiative
The United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchange (SSE) initiative has authored "The Model Guidance on Reporting ESG Information to Investors" report. This report serves as a voluntary technical tool for stock exchanges.
The phrase “ESG disclosure” -- the much-debated corporate disclosure gap on global sustainability challenges receives a boost via the United Nations Model Guidance on ESG Reporting for use by global stock exchanges.

Overview of WEF Davos

Founded in 1971, the World Economic Forum (WEF) was incorporated as a not-for-profit foundation headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. 

The organization’s mandate is to not be affiliated with any political, partisan, or national interest. As an independent global organization it is committed to economic and societal improvement through commercial, political, and academic engagement.

As a membership organization, the World Economic Forum is comprised of 1,000 of the world's top corporations. These global entities typically are comprised of more than U.S.$ 5 billion in turnover. Each of the member companies rank among the top companies within their industries and play a vital role in shaping the future of their specific sector, region and communities.

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