To compete in an era of ongoing social, economic and environmental change, companies must embrace a new way of thinking—and doing—to accelerate diversity efforts and ignite innovation now and in the future. In this spirit, Nasdaq's new diversity proposal helps move the needle on diversity in the boardroom by providing a standardized disclosure framework to drive greater transparency on corporate governance.
Our goal with this proposal is to provide a transparent framework for Nasdaq-listed companies to present their board composition and diversity philosophy effectively to all stakeholders.Adena Friedman, President and CEO, Nasdaq
The Power of Diverse Boards
Nasdaq’s diversity proposal marks a transformative moment in a larger movement toward greater representation of women and people of color in the boardroom and beyond.Board Member, Nasdaq
Successful companies must cultivate diversity to fuel innovation and to thrive in today’s era of ongoing environmental, social and economic change. The technology industry is committed to promoting inclusivity at all levels to ensure that our economy remains robust and innovative. We support Nasdaq’s proposal to advance diversity throughout corporate America.President & CEO, TechNet
Diversity of experience, gender, race, knowledge, and perspective means that a company is more capable of seeing the full picture—assessing risk and overcoming challenges with forward-looking, innovative solutions.Chairman, Nasdaq
When we embrace diversity, we are better equipped to serve our clients, employees, partners, communities and shareholders.Director, Nasdaq
Despite the growing business case for diversity, companies are still struggling to make meaningful advancements on diversity. Discover the key challenges for board- and organization-wide buy-in and adoption, and how to overcome them.LEARN MORE
Moving the needle on board diversity
Standardized disclosure framework to drive greater transparency on corporate governanceNasdaq files a proposal with the SEC outlining recommendations related to board representation, policies, and disclosure. If approved by the SEC, the new listing rule would require all companies listed on Nasdaq’s U.S. exchange to have/disclose, at a minimum, two diverse board directors.LEARN MORE
Despite mounting evidence and awareness on the benefits of diversity in the boardroom, progress isn’t happening fast enough. And even where progress is seen, there’s still room to drive meaningful long-term change. Discover how companies can continuously adopt initiatives and solutions to evolve their diversity strategies.LEARN MORE
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