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STRATEGIC INVESTMENT IN MATTER
Earlier this month, Nasdaq Ventures announced a strategic investment in Matter, a global sustainability analysis and reporting provider. In the years to come, Nasdaq will continue to expand our suite of products and services catering to investors that, like we do, believe that the financial markets has a large role to play in providing a better future for our planet.
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WHAT COMPANIES NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ESG ENGAGEMENT
As we ramp up to proxy season 2021, company-investor engagement activities are heating up. To help you prepare for investor engagement conversations, we’re giving you insights to our findings from our interviews with about 30 institutional investors in the report ESG Engagement: State of the Market. 
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SUSTAINABLE BOND NETWORK PARTNERSHIP WITH SGX
Since its launch a year ago, Nasdaq's Sustainable Bond Network has developed into a leading global intelligence solution for sustainable bonds. Through our recently announced partnership with SGX, we are now expanding the coverage of the network across the Asia-Pacific region. 
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EXCHANGE OPERATORS EMBRACE SUSTAINABLE INVESTING
By sitting in a unique nexus between investors, companies and regulators, exchanges like Nasdaq have an important role to play in ESG reporting and transparency. Nasdaq's Global Head of Sustainability Evan Harvey weighs in on the subject to Reuters.
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HOW IFC'S SOCIAL BOND IS SUPPORTING BUSINESSES AMID THE PANDEMIC
As cities and countries around the world continue to navigate the coronavirus pandemic, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) jumped into action by issuing its largest-ever social bond to support the private sector and jobs in developing countries. The $1 billion social bond is disclosed on the Nasdaq Sustainable Bond Network. 
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NASDAQ SELECTED FOR DOW JONES SUSTAINABILITY INDEX
Nasdaq is honored to be selected for the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the fifth consecutive year. We are fully committed to continuing our ESG efforts, and we are excited to lead the shift towards more sustainable and inclusive capital markets. 
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REGULATORY UPDATE:
EU RENEWED GREEN FINANCE STRATEGY
As part of the European Green Deal, the European Commission aims to foster long-term sustainable and responsible corporate behavior. The European Commission has therefore launched a public consultation on sustainable corporate governance initiatives, looking into how businesses further can embed sustainability into their corporate governance framework. 
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The European Commission has also asked for stakeholder’s views in relation to the first two sets of criteria for determining which economic activities can qualify as environmentally sustainable, under the EU's Taxonomy. 
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ABOUT #GREENVOICES
#GreenVoices is Nasdaq’s newsletter with the latest updates, insights and inspiration related to ESG and sustainable finance. We encourage you to send us any questions, feedback or thoughts on topics you would like to learn more about to greenvoices@nasdaq.com.
 
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