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    The Future of Board-Shareholder Engagement

    What can we learn by looking back at the 2022 proxy season? Against a backdrop of rising geopolitical and economic risks, proxy votes in 2022 provide important clues for board-shareholder relations in 2023. Download the whitepaper to learn more.

    What can we learn by looking back at the 2022 proxy season? Against a backdrop of rising geopolitical and economic risks, proxy votes in 2022 provide important clues for board-shareholder relations in 2023. Download the whitepaper to learn more.

    Case Study

    ESG Advisory: Meritage Homes

    Download the report to learn more about how Meritage and Nasdaq ESG Advisory partnered up to take their ESG program to the next level.

    Meritage Homes had a great start with their Sustainability program, beginning in 2012 with their first CSR Report. As the market had evolved since their third report in 2018, Meritage wanted a fresh perspective to articulate its strategy to long-term value creation for its stakeholders.

    Through our collaborative efforts, they achieved:

    1. An improved ESG profile and roadmap to success

    2. Improved ESG ratings

    3. A consistently engaged board

    4. And more

    Download the report to learn more about how Meritage and Nasdaq ESG Advisory partnered up to take their ESG program to the next level.

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    Meritage Homes had a great start with their Sustainability program, beginning in 2012 with their first CSR Report. As the market had evolved since their third report in 2018, Meritage wanted a fresh perspective to articulate its strategy to long-term value creation for its stakeholders.

    Through our collaborative efforts, they achieved:

    1. An improved ESG profile and roadmap to success

    2. Improved ESG ratings

    3. A consistently engaged board

    4. And more

    Download the report to learn more about how Meritage and Nasdaq ESG Advisory partnered up to take their ESG program to the next level.

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    Learn how Nasdaq helps issuers by providing guidance on the utility, effectiveness, and influence of the various data providers and ESG reporting frameworks. Secure long-term capital from the growing pool of ESG-dedicated capital & investors incorporating ESG metrics into their investment process. 

    Report: Preparing for an Uncertain Future: Telling Your ESG Story Remains Key

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    Nasdaq Governance Solutions

    The role of the board of directors has never been more important. When it comes to Corporate Governance, Nasdaq has the people and the solutions to help.

    The role of the board of directors has never been more important. When it comes to Corporate Governance, Nasdaq has the people and the solutions to help.

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    Nasdaq Listings Solutions

    Nasdaq is home to more than just IPOs. Learn more about our listings options including direct listings, SPACs, American Depository Receipts (ADRs) and transfer of listings here.

    A diverse selection of over 5,400 total listings with a market value of more than $30.5 trillion USD choose to list on Nasdaq’s U.S., Nordic and Baltic exchanges, representing industries such as retail, health care, finance and technology. For small and medium sized growth companies, we offer access to financial markets through our European Growth Market, Nasdaq First North Growth Market. Learn more about Nasdaq’s Markets here

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    Absolutely. Our suite of governance solutions helps public, private, and nonprofit organizations across all industries improve board capability and streamline their corporate governance efforts.

    Definitely. We serve a wide variety of board and governance needs for companies that are not publicly listed and drive value to public, private, and nonprofit organizations of all sizes and across all industries. Nasdaq Governance Solutions is a fit for any organization that wants to advance governance excellence.

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    Our board portal, Nasdaq Boardvantage, has robust, specific controls for security, encryption, and customer-configurable security permissions. With industry-standard security controls, documents and materials, which are uploaded to the Nasdaq Boardvantage, service (“Customer Uploaded Content”) is encrypted in transit with TLS protocol and at rest with AES-256. Nasdaq EnGauge™ technology enables boards to streamline data collection with end-to-end security processes in mind, and all customers have access to 24/7 customer support to answer questions.

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    This is a non-revenue generating entity, providing centralized access to resources and a forum to facilitate peer-to-peer exchanges for corporate board directors in an authentic environment. We welcome all seasoned and aspiring board directors from current and prospective Nasdaq Platforms Clients globally to join the Nasdaq Center for Board Excellence at no cost.

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    How does Nasdaq IR Intelligence support issuers?
    Nasdaq serves as a trusted advisor, advocate, and provider of software and analytics to issuers globally. With Nasdaq IR Intelligence, clients benefit from:

    • All-in-One Workflow Solution
      Nasdaq IR Insight supports your investor engagement as well as market & peer intelligence workflows with mobile device and MS Office integration along with the ability to seamlessly schedule investor meetings via ConnectIR. 
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      Near real-time buying and selling intelligence combined with market and sector context to gauge shareholder sentiment and trends, to prioritize investor engagement and to understand volatility.
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      Candid market perspective, benchmarks and actionable insights support efforts to optimize engagement with and enhance the perception of the financial community.
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    • Optimize Investor Engagement
      Our dedicated team of investor outreach advisors helps design strategies to reach current and prospective investors, tailor your message and benchmark success leveraging proprietary data and analytics.
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    • Secure ESG Benefits
      ESG metrics are increasingly being used by investors to assess risk and value your company. Our dedicated team guides execution phases of ESG programs whether you’re seeking to establish, strengthen, govern or share your ESG story.
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    Nasdaq ESG Solutions

    Nasdaq helps companies of all ESG maturity levels through a unique combination of technology, tools, data, insights and capital market solutions. These offerings are backed by our own experience as a public company, applying and honing these practices over our tenure as a market leader. Our future-forward expertise, analytics, and technologies are designed to drive real impact by creating sustainable markets and resilient businesses. Learn more about our corporate ESG solutions here.

    Nasdaq Market Technology Solutions

    Currently, 130+ marketplaces around the world leverage Nasdaq’s technology. Nasdaq’s trading and surveillance technology can support multiple types of marketplaces including traditional capital markets operators, as well as new marketplaces such as cryptocurrency, real estate, carbon credits and more.

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    Cryptocurrency & digital assets, carbon credits, spot commodities, commercial real estate, luxury goods, and more. Nasdaq’s trading and surveillance technology is reliable and scalable, allowing you to grow and expand with the addition of new asset types as needed.

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    Nasdaq is able to leverage its unique position as connective tissue between different industries, regions, partners, and compliance silos to track a greater extent of financial crime. Nasdaq provides coverage across multiple compliance areas and can give customers the holistic benefit of tracking an actor's crime across different silos.

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    In short, yes. Other market technology offerings, such as market infrastructure tools, benefit from running open, fair, and transparent exchanges, which our Anti-Financial Crime tools support.

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    Yes. In fact, Nasdaq is uniquely situated as a provider of trade-protection technology from decades of running global markets. Nasdaq Trade Surveillance brings this experience to bear on new markets, which can at times be volatile, by providing protective software to increase stability and trust.

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    Nasdaq Trade Surveillance is one of the most robust surveillance tools on the market. Rather than offer discrete pieces of software with single, directed functionalities, Nasdaq Trade Surveillance presents a far-ranging suite of features, preparing you to track crime across multiple regions and asset types. The Solution also benefits from Nasdaq’s unique position as a longtime global operator of numerous exchanges, offering the ability to detect and disrupt crime across traditional silos.

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