ADVISORY, Nov. 23, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
The United Nations Global Compact, the world's largest voluntary corporate sustainability initiative, will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square.
The ceremony follows an announcement in June by NASDAQ OMX and four other exchanges to promote long-term sustainable investment in their markets as part of the Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative. Co-organized by the UN Global Compact, UNCTAD, UN-backed Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and UNEP Finance Initiative, the SSE initiative builds on three years of successful engagement with major stock exchanges.
In honor of the occasion, Gavin Power, Deputy Director, UN Global Compact will ring the Closing Bell.
NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio
Monday, November 26, 2012 – 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
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About the United Nations Global Compact:
Launched in 2000, the United Nations Global Compact is both a policy platform and a practical framework for companies that are committed to sustainability and responsible business practices. As a multi-stakeholder leadership initiative, it seeks to align business operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption and to catalyze actions in support of broader UN goals. With 7,000 corporate signatories in 135 countries, it is the world's largest voluntary corporate sustainability initiative. www.unglobalcompact.org.
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