Nasdaq Iceland

Exchange entity Nasdaq Iceland
Conducts business in Iceland
Number of listed companies (dec./16, WFE) See Nasdaq Nordic
Domestic market capitalization (in Millions USD, dec./16, WFE) See Nasdaq Nordic
Has signed the SSE Commitment Letter? Yes
Has prepared SSE Communication to Stakeholders? No
Requires ESG reporting as a listing rule? No
Offers written guidance on ESG reporting? Yes
Offers ESG related training? Yes
Provides sustainability-related indices? Yes; Nasdaq offers 70 sustainability-related indexes (not all actively traded), including:
  • OMX GES Ethical indexes:
    • OMX GES Ethical Nordic Index
    • OMX GES Ethical Norway Index
    • OMX GES Ethical Sweden Index
    • OMX GES Ethical Denmark Index
    • OMX GES Ethical Finland Index
    • OMX GES OMXS30 Ethical Index
  • OMX GES Sustainability Nordic and OMX GES Sustainability Sweden:
    • OMX GES Sustainability Nordic Index
    • OMX GES Sustainability Sweden Index
    • OMX GES Sustainability Sweden Ethical Index
Has green bond listings?  No
Additional Information
  • Sustainability Section on Website.
  • Sustainability Section in 2014 Annual Report.
  • Nasdaq Progress Report 2014, United Nations Global Compact
  • The Nasdaq speaks, moderates, sponsors, or otherwise exhibits at key industry events related to sustainability. Source
  • Nasdaq and CERES’ Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR) is working with other partners to create an investor-centric sustainability reporting proposal for public companies and stock exchanges. Source
  • Nasdaq had a three-part article series in 2013, called Doing Well by Doing Good. Source
  • Nasdaq is a member of the United Nations Global Compact and Chair of the WFE Sustainability Working Group. Source
  • Board Member, US Global Compact US Network; Advisory Board Member, SASB.
Organizational model of stock exchange
  • Listed company for profit; demutualized in:
    • NASDAQ - 2000
    • OMX - 1993
Regulatory bodies
Regulatory model
  • Limited Exchange Self-Regulatory Organization (SRO) Model Regulatory practices in regards to this exchange vary slightly from country to country. However, the exchanges operated by NASDAQ OMX in each country appear to have basic regulatory oversight. However, the ultimate regulatory authority for each market lies with the regulatory bodies listed.
About the stock exchange
  • HQ Location: New York, New York Nasdaq (Nasdaq: NDAQ) is a leading provider of trading, exchange technology, information and public company services across six continents. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, Nasdaq enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today’s global capital markets. As the creator of the world’s first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 70 marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. Nasdaq is home to more than 3,500 listed companies with a market value of over $8.8 trillion and more than 10,000 corporate clients. To learn more, visit or
Ownership of Exchange (Shares >4% only) Share
Investor AB 11.57%
MFS Investment Management 8.14%
The Vanguard Group 5.04%