ESG at Cboe. Environment, Social, Governance.

Defining a Sustainable Future Together

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Environmental, Social and Governance risks and opportunities continue to grow as organizations disclose more about their business practices and demonstrate their values through action.

We are committed to empowering market participants of all types with the information, data and tools they need to navigate the next generation of risk.

Ed Tilly
Chairman and CEO
Cboe Global Markets

It starts with us

Cboe's Commitment to ESG

A Certified Transparent Company

We are proud to be recognized by Transparency Invest for our commitment to active transparency. Trust and transparency are the core of all Cboe markets and businesses globally.

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Top 100 Most Transparent Company

We are honored to be part of ARK Investment's Transparency Index, aims to track the 100 most transparent companies in the world. The first passive ETF based on this index is CTRU, a Cboe-listed ETP

Our Industry Partners

We are committed to engaging with our industry peers on defining a sustainable future together whether we're collaborating with industry groups to set global standards, demonstrating our leadership through international organizations dedicated to making markets better, or working toward equity and inclusion through diversity-organizations

Our Values in Action


Financial services can drive society towards a low carbon economy, and we recognize the need to do our part. We have taken steps to reduce the environmental footprint of our direct operations and are actively participating in industry-driven organizations. To start, Cboe has offset our Scope 1 and 2 emissions with the purchase of carbon credits.

We have offset our Scope 1 and 2 emissions from 2020

Our Green Partners

Our headquarters is certified LEED Gold and we've purchased carbon credits via the Rochelle Municipal Landfill and Seneca Meadows Landfill projects to offset our emissions. We're also partnering with Land Life Company to restore degraded land in Australia and Spain during the 2022/2023 planting season

Associate Resource Groups

Our Associate Resource Groups (ARGs) help us challenge bias, embrace differences and, most importantly, empower associates with the tools and resources to be their authentic selves at Cboe.

Cboe Women's Initiative Diversity Leadership Council LGBTQIA+ Resource Group Cboe Veterans Initiative

I want to play a part in fostering a workplace that welcomes and celebrates authenticity so that all of us can feel safe and valued to be ourselves and have a fair shot at realizing our fullest potential.

Vivian Yiu
Cboe's Diversity Leadership Council
Cboe is headquartered in Chicago with a network of domestic and global offices.

Our Partners in Social Good

Our sense of community keeps us connected globally and inspires us to strive for a better world. We work together with our partners to support causes that are most important to our communities.

Charitable giving 2021

Cboe made over $3.5 million in charitable contributions in 2021 through a variety of giving programs.

Charitable Program Amount
Cboe Matching Program $414,789
Cboe Charitable Giving $737,551
Cboe Donor-Advised Fund $2,500,000
Charity Category Percentage
Civic and Community 47$
Educational Organization 30%
Health Organization 22%
Charity Races and Rides 1%


Governance is embedded in the operations of our company. Our Board recognizes that operating in a socially responsible manner helps promote the long-term interests of our organization, stockholders, associates, industry and community. Our ESG responsibilities start at the top with our board of directors and require everyone's dedication and participation.

Risk Management Through Technology

At our foundation, we are a technology-enabled business. Our best-in-class technology powers all our markets, data platforms and investment solutions. We had 100% uptime in 2020 and 2021 across all equities, options, and futures markets, during one of the most tumultuous market conditions in modern history.

23 markets, 18 regulators, 4 asset classes, 100% uptime.

ESG Reports

We are committed to serving our people, our markets, our communities and the planet as we strive to be better and do better through our ESG commitments. This report provides information on our approach and results.

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ESG Report 2021

Hedging Global Threats

Navigate ESG Risk with Cboe

The changes we implement today can have a lasting, positive impact on future generations. We view sustainability not only in the traditional sense, but also in creating financial sustainability. Our markets empower investors. We provide trusted, transparent and regulated marketplaces for enacting trades, empowering global investors of all sizes to express their opinion and define their financial futures.

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Transparency implies openness, communication, accountability and trust, and should be a cornerstone of modern society and business.

Cathie Wood
Founder, CEO and Chief Investment Officer
ARK Invest
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Where Innovation and
Responsibility Convene

Cboe works with the world's leading index providers to merge innovation and responsibility to empower market participants to manage risk

S&P ESG Index Options

S&P ESG Index Options capture and elevate continued demand for investment strategies focused on ESG and sustainability.

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MSCI ESG Indices

Cboe and MSCI Inc. share a common vision to help market participants protect capital, transfer risk and generate wealth to create a sustainable financial future. Cboe may offer index options on leading MSCI ESG indices.

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The Venue for ESG-Minded Issuers

Cboe is the listing venue of choice for issuers seeking to launch ESG-themed ETPs. We currently offer 36 ESG funds with over $16 billion in total assets (as of 1/21/2022).

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