Nasdaq's Purpose

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

Advancing Inclusive Growth & Prosperity

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 prosperity. 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.

Purpose Initiative 2020 Total Impact


Data shows that
of people say they do not invest because they do not know how
Purpose Initiative
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.
Read our 2020 Impact Report
Data shows that
of people say they do not invest because they do not know how

Our Commitment to Purpose

Purpose Champions

Emelie Thordevall

Nasdaq Purpose Champion Emelie Thordevall, a Senior Regulatory Compliance Specialist within European Member and Trading Surveillance, shares what purpose means to her and motivates her to volunteer.


Fabakary Sanneh

Nasdaq Purpose Champion Fabakary Sanneh, an Analyst within the Trading Surveillance team in Stockholm, discusses how people realize their full potential when purpose is achieved.

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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.