ESG Resource Center

    Maximize the Opportunities of Today to Rewrite a Sustainable Tomorrow

    Our strategic vision is to help companies and the investment community navigate and achieve ESG excellence through technology, data and marketplace solutions. We want to empower corporates and the investment community with technology and capital markets solutions that support transparency, reduce friction and drive impact on their decision-making process.

    Nasdaq integrates sustainability best practices in its global operation, transparently reports progress to stakeholders, and rigorously advocates for better and more actionable capital market standards.

    Nasdaq’s 2021 Sustainability Report

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    Nasdaq's 2021 Sustainability Report

    At the epicenter of the capital markets and technology, Nasdaq is uniquely positioned to lead the acceleration of ESG. Our 2021 report highlights our performance across the areas of responsible business, environmental advocacy, and governance excellence.

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    Annual Reports


    Nasdaq 2020 Sustainability Report

    Nasdaq 2020 Sustainability Report


    Nasdaq's 2020 Corporate Sustainability Report highlights how the company navigated through the uncertainties brought about by the global pandemic while maintaining focus on its sustainability strategy and enhancing ESG performance. 

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    Nasdaq 2020 Task Force on Climate-Related FD Report

    Nasdaq 2020 Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures Report


    Nasdaq has published its first Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) Report, addressing risks and opportunities related to climate change. 

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    Nasdaq 2019 Sustainability Report

    Nasdaq 2019 Sustainability Report


    Nasdaq's Sustainability Report for 2019 highlights major milestones and critical initiatives, including achieving carbon neutrality, launching new ESG-specific solutions for clients and being recognized globally for its ten diversity and inclusion programs. The report offers an overview of Nasdaq’s sustainability efforts and progress as part of its long-term commitment to ESG advocacy, oversight, and philanthropy.

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    2018 sustainability report

    Nasdaq 2018 Sustainability Report


    In 2018, Nasdaq made significant strides in advancing its ESG practices, successfully reflected both in work with companies listed on Nasdaq’s U.S. and Nordic exchanges as well as in our own operations.

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    2017 Sustainability Report

    Nasdaq 2017 Sustainability Report


    Nasdaq's 2017 Sustainability Report represents our ongoing attempt to better understand those opportunities, to change existing processes and to create new ones, and to make our progress more transparent.

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    Discover the answers to frequently asked questions about ESG at Nasdaq

    Guidance For Companies

    ESG Reporting Guide 2.0

    Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) data points have become useful tools—not only for investors seeking performance indicators, but also for public companies trying to increase operational efficiency, decrease resource dependency, and attract a new generation of empowered workers. This ESG Reporting Guide is intended to serve as a resource for all of these ends.

    UN Global Compact Report 2020

    Our association with the Global Compact began in 2012, as Nasdaq led the exchange community to better understand the market impacts of sustainability and ESG. Nasdaq is pleased to reaffirm its commitment to the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

    Sustainability Reporting

    From reporting and ratings organizations to initiatives and research, explore Nasdaq's ESG resources for listed companies.

    Corporate Sustainability

    Nasdaq Corporate Values Statement

    Environmental Practices Statement

    Nasdaq Human Rights Practices Statement

    Information Protection and Privacy Practices

    Supplier Code of Ethics

    Nasdaq Code of Ethics

    Nasdaq Corporate Governance Guidelines

    Board of Directors Duties and Obligations

    Nominating and ESG Committee Charter

    Certificate of Incorporation

    Nasdaq By-Laws

    Privacy Policy

    Conflict of Interest Policy for Nasdaq's Non-U.S. Subsidiaries


    Environmental, Social and Governance

    At Nasdaq, we are committed to catalyzing progress towards a more sustainable tomorrow.


    ESG Solutions

    We actively seek to impact our global community by leveraging the scale of our operations and our client network to make a positive difference. Discover how innovation fuels Nasdaq's ESG offerings.

    ESG Commitments

    We are devoted to advancing ESG initiatives and are continuously working to identify emerging ESG trends.