Global Stock Exchanges Adopt Guidelines for ESG Metrics - The Minute

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The World Federation of Exchanges has released guidelines for ESG-related metrics that companies should release to investors. Companies listed on the WFE’s 64 global exchanges are being urged to report on 30-plus metrics to guide investment decision-making.

The guidelines also encourage companies to use standardized reporting frameworks. The WFE represents over 44,000 companies with a total market capitalization of $64 trillion and a trading value of $76 trillion, equal to more than 75 percent of global GDP.

Stock Exchanges Around the World Ring the Bell for Gender Equality

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NEW YORK, March 9, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Stock exchanges from around the world joined UN Women, UN Global Compact and the Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) Initiative to ring their opening or closing bells in support of gender equality and to highlight the pivotal role of the private sector in empowering women in the workplace, marketplace and community.  

Goldcorp Named To NASDAQ Global Sustainability Index

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Vancouver, British Columbia, November 25, 2014 /3BL Media/ – GOLDCORP INC. (TSX: G, NYSE: GG) announced today it has been ranked among the top 100 companies in the world for its sustainability reporting and performance by the NASDAQ OMX CRD Global Sustainability Index.

Arby's Foundation Helps Ignite Restaurant Group and Share Our Strength Ring NASDAQ Opening Bell

Joint Bell Ringing Ceremony Raises Awareness Around Childhood Hunger in America
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Arby's Foundation Executive Director Kate Atwood joined Ignite Restaurant Group and No Kid Hungry to help ring the NASDAQ Opening Bell on Friday, September 5, 2014. In honor of Hunger Action Month, the joint Opening Bell Ceremony carried a larger purpose to raise awareness around the issue of childhood hunger in America, and what guests can do to help fix this critical but solvable issue. 

Global Compact LEAD Symposium Establishes Investors as Drivers of Sustainability

NASDAQ OMX joining the Global Compact underscores stock exchanges as important link in investor-company communications
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NEW YORK, November 27, 2012 /3BL Media/ – Today the heads of major global reporting initiatives and senior corporate executives will address future alignment of sustainability communications during a special symposium convened by Global Compact LEAD, a platform for advanced corporate sustainability practices. The 3rd LEAD Symposium reflects one of the most important drivers of change – the increasing analysis by investors to integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into the investment process.

NASDAQ Names Top Five Healthcare Mutual Funds; BioCryst Merges with Presidio Pharmaceuticals; 16 States Set Up Health Insurance Exchanges by Affordable Care Act - The Health Minute for October 25, 2012

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NASDAQ has identified the top five best performing healthcare mutual funds for the year to date. They are ProFunds Biotech Ultra Sector, Rydex Biotechnology, Fidelity Select Biotechnology, and Franklin Biotechnology Discovery. Year-to-date returns range from 65 to 35 percent.

100 Companies Help with Pakistan Flood Relief, Featured in Times Square


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Announced today during a guest appearance at the NASDAQ closing bell ceremony, BCLC's Stephen Jordan says 100 different companies have stepped up with aid pledges in response to the historic, devastating floods in Pakistan.


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