Advancing Inclusive Economic Progress
Reimagining Investor Engagement
We strive to equip under-represented communities with the financial knowledge to better empower them to build a prosperous future and participate in an ecosystem that supports and sustains their growth.
Increasing Capital Markets Participation
We aim to support Black, minority, and female entrepreneurs to strengthen, scale, and bring their ventures to market.
Building Strategic Partnerships
We seek to collaborate with organizations that can help build a deeper, data-led understanding of where the challenges are greatest, what existing efforts could be amplified, and how the Nasdaq Foundation can make new and distinctive contributions.
At Nasdaq, our purpose is to champion inclusive growth and economic progress. We power stronger economies, create more equitable opportunities and contribute to a more sustainable world to help our communities, clients, employees and people of all backgrounds reach their full potential.
Nasdaq’s 2021 Sustainability Report
Our 2021 report highlights how our ESG strategy is core to building a more inclusive economy.
Unequal participation in the markets is deepening the divide within our communities, and more needs to be done to level the playing field for entrepreneurs and investors of all ages, genders, and race.President and Chief Executive Officer
Our Commitment to Purpose
Equipping under-represented communities with the financial knowledge to share in the wealth that markets create
Tackling nefarious activities across a range of compliance silos - detecting and fighting financial crime as it occurs
Continuing its mission to deliver resources and mentorship to entrepreneurs of every background, with programs specifically focused on women and under-represented minorities, to strengthen, scale, and bring to market their ventures
Identifying new philanthropic and employee volunteer opportunities with local charities and non-profit organizations that promote diversity in entrepreneurship and investor engagement
Creating a culture of belonging and advancing equality in the workplace by attracting and retaining a diverse workforce
Removing Systemic Barriers
President of the Nasdaq Foundation and Head of Purpose
"We aim to partner with leading organizations to remove the systemic barriers faced by under-represented communities in their efforts to generate and sustain wealth. By democratizing financial knowledge, under-represented communities can be better equipped to access wealth creation and participate in the capital markets.”
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Building a More Inclusive Economy
Our Commitment to Equality
In the face of great challenges, we are more committed than ever before to creating positive change and rewriting tomorrow.