Our Commitment to Equality
Taking action to create positive change
In the face of great challenges, we are more committed than ever before to creating positive change and rewriting tomorrow.
Through our continued efforts, we strive to support those who need it most and to take action to create positive change, both within Nasdaq and in the communities where we live.
Fostering Diversity and Inclusion
Commitment to our Communities and Employees
We are committing $3 million for cash donations to organizations providing critical assistance to communities disproportionally impacted by the global health, economic, and social justice crises, including: the Equal Justice Initiative, the NAACP’s COVID-19 project, and World Central Kitchen’s Restaurants for the People program.We are proud to support these organizations and the critical work they are doing that will help our society move forward. Learn more about their efforts by visiting the Equal Justice Initiative, the NAACP’s COVID-19 project, and the World Central Kitchen’s Restaurants for the People program.
We will amplify our philanthropic contributions by triple-matching employee donations to related community engagement and social justice organizations through the Nasdaq GoodWorks program.
Investing In Our Employees
We will enhance our investments in our diversity and inclusion efforts across the global workforce, focusing initially on enhancing the company’s communication, training, development, professional advancement, and talent acquisition programs.These efforts aim to build upon the company’s current programs to foster a diverse and inclusive corporate culture, which allows us to attract, retain, and motivate top talent. The company’s GLOBE (Global Link of Black Employees) employee network – one of 10 diversity and inclusion internal employee networks – is engaged with our senior leaders and our People Organization in identifying and prioritizing our efforts.
Disclose Diversity Metrics
We pledge to disclose diversity metrics, specifically regarding gender and ethnicity, this year.Spread across 39 offices in 28 countries around the world, Nasdaq is relentlessly working to advance diversity across our global workforce. Diversity, at all career levels, remains one of our top priorities.
Fighting Racial Injustice
EJI is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.
The NAACP is providing information about the Coronavirus, including resource guides, policy briefs and other resources.
World Central Kitchen’s Restaurants for the People is providing fresh meals to communities in immediate need while also keeping small restaurants and food businesses open.
Making a Difference
Amplifying Black Voices
Since debuting Amplifying Black Voices in 2020, we continue to spotlight diverse artists of color documenting Black life. Displayed on the Nasdaq MarketSite tower in Times Square, the series focuses on capturing intimacy through an Afrocentric lens.
We give back by exercising our corporate expertise and investing our time and talent in communities where we live to make a meaningful difference.