How can stock exchanges drive corporate sustainability? | Brunswick Group

How can stock exchanges drive corporate sustainability?

Evan Harvey, Nasdaq's Global Head of Sustainability, considers ESG the shared responsibility of all market participants. He gives us his perspective on the race toward universal ESG reporting standards, talks us through dynamic materiality, and discusses whether market forces or regulation are best placed to drive corporate sustainability.


Evan Harvey is the Global Head of Sustainability for Nasdaq. He manages all corporate sustainability (environmental, social, and governance strategy), philanthropy, and volunteerism efforts for the global exchange. Evan currently serves on the Network USA Board of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) and the GRI Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB), and previously chaired the WFE Sustainability Working Group. He also actively supports the Impact2030 Metrics Council, the Social & Human Capital Coalition, the Strategic Investor Initiative at CECP, and the 30% Club. His work has been published in Forbes and Capital Finance International.  Evan holds a B.A. and an M.A. from the University of Texas, and lives outside Washington DC.