Results & Analysis from Nasdaq CRD Global Sustainability Index - Semi Annual Performance Review

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New York, June 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Nasdaq, CRD Analytics, a leading provider of independent sustainability investment analytics and The Analyst Desk, creating sustainable returns for global stock exchanges, corporations and investors, announced the results and key industry takeaways from the May 2018 semi-annual Performance Review of the.

The Nasdaq CRD Global Sustainability Index is one of the leading Sustainability Indexes focused on Smart Alpha, which measures the performance of 400 public companies executing a business strategy for Shared Value focused on long-term value creation, financial returns, environmental performance and positive societal impact.

Launched in 2009, the Index employs a transparent, rules-based methodology powered by the SmartView 360 analytics platform, which integrates ESG Indicators that align with the Global Report Initiative G4 sustainability reporting guidelines, the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Leading Indicators which measure growth, efficiency and risk management.

As a result of the May 2018 Performance Review, the Index was reconstituted, with a removal and addition of nine companies/securities. The following securities were removed and/or added based on performance:   

In a recent report, a multi-stakeholder engagement of investors representing $12 Trillion analyzed 59 leading banks on their transition toward to a low carbon future.  The report was produced by Boston Common Asset Management, here are some key findings that are helping catalyze business strategy and operations:

  The Nasdaq CRD Global Sustainability Index is evaluated on a semi-annual basis in May and November in context of more than 4,000 companies for a listing composite of 400 securities recognized as leaders in ESG and Financial performance. For more information about the Index, including detailed eligibility criteria, visit .

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Nasdaq Issuer & Investor Contact: Natasha Selzer, Nasdaq, +1.301.978.8623
CRD Analytics Contact: Michael Muyot, +1.347.415.6243,
Analyst Desk Contact: Mark A. Serwinowski, +1.720.656.4340,

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Globe Newswire: 18:07 GMT Wednesday 13th June 2018

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