Nasdaq (Nasdaq: NDAQ) has been named for the sixth consecutive year to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), one of the most prestigious environmental, social, and governance (ESG) ranking efforts. Nasdaq maintains its industry leadership as the only stock exchange operator selected for inclusion in the 2021 North America index, and was among eight diversified financial services companies selected from the region.

“Nasdaq is proud to be included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the sixth consecutive year,” said Ann Dennison, Chief Financial Officer at Nasdaq. “Our unique position at the center of the capital markets allows us to see first-hand how our ESG and corporate sustainability efforts have redefined our corporate culture and deepened our commitments to champion inclusive growth as we strive to empower our clients and communities with strategic solutions that have measurable and lasting impact.”

Nasdaq’s scorecard received notable improvement from the prior year period in the following categories: Anti-Crime Policy & Measures, Privacy Protection, Human Rights, and Sustainable Finance. Specific sustainability efforts and disclosures highlighted include: Nasdaq’s carbon neutrality program, climate change, and environmental management strategy; the total community impact of Nasdaq’s ongoing philanthropic efforts following the launch of Nasdaq’s Purpose Initiative and relaunch of the Nasdaq Foundation; inclusion in the 2021 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index in recognition for advancing equality across its global workforce; and earning a perfect score for the third year on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2021 Corporate Equality Index regarding LGBTQ workplace equality.

“We congratulate Nasdaq for being included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for North America. A DJSI distinction is a reflection of being a sustainability leader in your industry. The record number of companies participating in the 2021 S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment is testament to the growing movement for ESG disclosure and transparency,” said Manjit Jus, Global Head of ESG Research and Data, S&P Global.

This recognition underscores Nasdaq’s commitment to continuing our ESG efforts and leading the shift towards more sustainable and inclusive capital markets through our ESG-focused marketplace solutions that help clients achieve their own ESG objectives. These client solutions include: Nasdaq’s ESG Advisory Program; the Nasdaq OneReport ESG reporting and workflow solution; Nasdaq Boardvantage; the Nasdaq Center for Board Excellence; the Nasdaq Sustainable Debt Market; the Nasdaq Sustainable Bond Network; and a majority stake in, a marketplace for carbon removal.

For further information on Nasdaq’s ESG and corporate sustainability initiatives, please visit: For more information on Nasdaq’s ESG offering for corporate clients, please visit:

About the Dow Jones Sustainability Index:

Launched in 1999, the DJSI was among the very first set of global indices to track the largest and leading sustainability-driven publicly listed companies. The DJSI is a float-adjusted market capitalization weighted index that measures the performance of companies selected with ESG criteria. A key component to select companies for inclusion in the DJSI are S&P Global ESG Scores calculated based on the results of the Corporate Sustainability Assessment.

About Nasdaq: 

Nasdaq (Nasdaq: NDAQ) is a global technology company serving the capital markets and other industries. Our diverse offering of data, analytics, software and services enables clients to optimize and execute their business vision with confidence. To learn more about the company, technology solutions and career opportunities, visit us on LinkedIn, on Twitter @Nasdaq, or at

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements:

The matters described herein contain forward-looking statements that are made under the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements about Nasdaq’s Purpose Initiative, the Nasdaq Foundation, and Nasdaq’s ESG or sustainability policies, programs, products or initiatives. We caution that these statements are not guarantees of future performance. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties or other factors beyond Nasdaq's control. These factors include, but are not limited to factors detailed in Nasdaq's annual report on Form 10-K and periodic reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. We undertake no obligation to release any revisions to any forward-looking statements.

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