NEW YORK, Sept. 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nasdaq (Nasdaq: NDAQ) today announced it has been selected as an index component of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the third consecutive year. Nasdaq was among seven other diversified financial services companies in the North America index – one of the most prestigious corporate sustainability ranking efforts – and continues its track record as the only stock exchange operator selected for inclusion.
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“Nasdaq is a believer, advocate, and practitioner when it comes to integrating sustainable practices into our business. Our continued inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index signifies our team’s hard work and the external impact of our efforts,” said Evan Harvey, Global Head of Sustainability at Nasdaq.
Nasdaq actively supports its 4,000 listed companies in their sustainability efforts, and strives to create an open dialogue between listed companies, investors, analysts, regulators, and academics on the economic value of sustainability. Nasdaq also works closely with international groups such as the World Federation of Exchanges, The United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative, and the UN Global Compact.
North American companies listed on Nasdaq who also earned the DJSI distinction include Amgen, Akamai Technologies, Biogen, CA Technologies, Cisco Systems, Inc., Comcast, CSX Corp., Intel, Liberty Global, Microsoft, NVIDIA, and Texas Instruments, among others. Companies listed on Nasdaq’s Nordic exchanges named to the European index include Electrolux AB, Hennes & Mauritz AB, and ISS A/S.
Nasdaq’s recognized sustainability efforts include the launch of OMX Stockholm 30 ESG Responsible Indexes, the first ESG-related index based on Nasdaq Nordic’s benchmark OMX 30 index; the extension of the company’s ESG Reporting Guide for its listed companies; and the launch of a global diagnostic tool for investor relations professionals to understand and identify metrics that could make their company vulnerable to shareholder activism, which includes ESG-related components.
“I congratulate Nasdaq for being included in the DJSI for North America. Companies that compete for a coveted place in the DJSI challenge themselves to continuously improve their sustainability practices and we are pleased to see that the number of companies that commit to achieving measurable positive impacts continues to rise,” said Manjit Jus, Head of ESG Ratings, RobecoSAM.
Launched in 1999, the DJSI review represents the gold standard for corporate sustainability and is the first global index to track the leading sustainability-driven companies based on RobecoSAM’s analysis of financially material Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors and S&P DJI’s robust index methodology.
For further information on Nasdaq’s corporate responsibility and sustainability efforts, please visit: https://business.nasdaq.com/discover/corporate-responsibility-and-sustainability/index.html
Nasdaq (Nasdaq: NDAQ) is a leading global provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, Nasdaq enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today's global capital markets. As the creator of the world's first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 100 marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. Nasdaq is home to approximately 4,000 total listings with a market value of approximately $14 trillion. To learn more, visit: http://business.nasdaq.com.
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