Nasdaq's Purpose

Nasdaq's call to build a more inclusive economy has never been stronger, nor more urgent than it is today.

Advancing Economic Progress for All

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 women and under-represented minority communities 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 economic progress for all. 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

Nasdaq’s 2021 Sustainability Report

Our 2021 report highlights how our ESG strategy is core to building a more inclusive economy.

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Nasdaq's Purpose
Our Bold New Ambition
Nasdaq's Purpose is designed to support women and under-represented minority communities with the resources needed to grow and sustain their businesses. Nasdaq's Purpose comprises the company’s philanthropic, community outreach, corporate sustainability, and employee volunteerism programs to leverage Nasdaq’s unique place at the center of capital creation, markets, and technology.
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Data shows that
of people say they do not invest because they do not know how

Our Commitment to Purpose

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Building a More Inclusive Economy

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Our Commitment to Equality

In the face of great challenges, we are more committed than ever before to creating positive change and rewriting tomorrow.