NYSE Euronext Joins The UN Sustainable Stock Exchange Initiative

  NYSE Euronext Joins The UN Sustainable Stock Exchange Initiative

   Commitment further demonstrates NYSE Euronext’s leadership in Corporate
                      Responsibility and Sustainability

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- July 24, 2013

NYSE Euronext today announced that it has joined the United Nations’
Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative, which aims to explore how
exchanges can work together with investors, regulators, and companies to
enhance corporate transparency on Environmental, Social and Corporate
Governance (ESG) issues and encourage responsible long-term approaches to

“As the only carbon neutral global exchange group, we are proud to join the
SSE initiative and partner with the UN and our industry to support best
practices in corporate governance and transparency related to corporate
sustainability,” said Duncan L. Niederauer, CEO of NYSE Euronext. “We lead by
example by running our business in an environmentally responsible manner, and
by leveraging the unique power of our platform and our NYSE Euronext
community, we empower learning and collaboration within the broader corporate

This commitment further demonstrates NYSE Euronext’s leadership in this arena.
In 2012, NYSE Euronext achieved carbon-neutral status for the third year in a
row, again making it the only global exchange operator to do so. In the same
year, the company was also named to CDP’s S&P 500 Carbon Performance
Leadership Index and received a Green Power Leadership Award from the
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). For a number of years, the company has
also been named to several key sustainability indices, including CDP's S&P 500
Disclosure Leadership Index, the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and FTSE4Good,
and is a member of the EPA’s Green Power Partnership.

As a global exchange group home to the world’s leading companies, NYSE
Euronext’s leadership in Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability serves as
a resource to its global community of listed companies and stakeholders in
their sustainability efforts. NYSE-Listed companies make up 87% of both CDP's
S&P 500 Disclosure Leadership Index and the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. To
further support its global community, in partnership with leading
organizations such as the CDP and Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), each year
NYSE Euronext hosts workshops and forums that bring together sustainability
executives from various companies to share ideas on best practices to mitigate
their organization's environmental impacts.

To commemorate this occasion, today NYSE Euronext will host an event where
senior executives from NYSE-Listed companies and sustainability professionals
will join leaders from the United Nations’, academia and non-profit
organizations at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) to discuss best practices
in promoting sustainability within our capital markets. Remarks will be given
by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and New York State Comptroller Thomas P.
DiNapoli, who has shown enormous leadership on these issues. Following the
forum, both guests will join NYSE Euronext CEO Duncan L. Niederauer in ringing
the NYSE closing bell.

For more information on NYSE Euronext’s initiatives related to Sustainability,
please click here. For information on the company’s overall Corporate
Responsibility (CR) commitments, please visit our website.

About NYSE Euronext

NYSE Euronext (NYX) is a leading global operator of financial markets and
provider of innovative trading technologies. The company's exchanges in Europe
and the United States trade equities, futures, options, fixed-income and
exchange-traded products. With approximately 8,000 listed issues (excluding
European Structured Products), NYSE Euronext's equities markets — the New York
Stock Exchange, NYSE Euronext, NYSE MKT, NYSE Alternext and NYSE Arca —
represent one-third of the world’s equities trading, the most liquidity of any
global exchange group. NYSE Euronext also operates NYSE Liffe, one of the
leading European derivatives businesses and the world's second-largest
derivatives business by value of trading. The company offers comprehensive
commercial technology, connectivity and market data products and services
through NYSE Technologies. NYSE Euronext is in the S&P 500 index. For more
information, please visit: http://www.nyx.com.

About the Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) Initiative

Named by Forbes magazine as one of the “World’s Best Sustainability Ideas” and
a finalist for the 2011 Katerva Sustainability Award, the Sustainable Stock
Exchanges is an initiative aimed at exploring how exchanges can work together
with investors, regulators, and companies to enhance corporate transparency,
and ultimately performance, on ESG (environmental, social and corporate
governance) issues and encourage responsible long-term approaches to
investment. The SSE is co-organized by the United Nations Global Compact, the
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, the United
Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment and the United Nations
Environment Programme Finance Initiative. For more information, please visit


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