Adena Friedman, CEO of the online stock exchange, argues that creating value for all stakeholders will ultimately create more value for investors.
Nasdaq is committed to achieving “inclusive capitalism,” said CEO Adena Friedman at the Fast Company Innovation Festival. What does that mean for the stock exchange? Bringing more first-time investors into the fold, creating an ecosystem to allow more companies to go public, and changing existing structures so that all stakeholders in a business share a company’s wealth.
Friedman wants everyone in America to be given equal access to the market. “It’s a matter of giving them the opportunity to raise capital around an idea, create jobs, grow their business, and succeed in the economy that they operate in,” she says. “We want to make sure that every person in this country has a sense that they can be a part of that.”