ESG at CME Group

At CME Group, we recognize that we operate in a dynamic world. As a company that helps our clients manage risk and identify opportunities, we have developed a strategic framework that includes Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) policies, goals and reporting to help manage our own company’s risks and opportunities.

Workforce Empowerment

We invest in our team members through training, continuous development, and fostering a culture of inclusion and innovation.


As investors seek products and services to help manage risk that incorporate sustainability and ESG considerations, we continue to innovate to meet the needs of our global client base.

Community Commitment

We are deeply connected to, engaged with and invested in our communities through the CME Group Foundation and our Corporate Giving Program.

Corporate Stewardship

Everything we do is based in strong governance practices and our culture of compliance, ethics, and accountability.


At CME Group, we strive for excellence in all we do, and our efforts to improve never end. The same goes for our progress towards our ESG goals. 

As a global corporate citizen, we have responsibilities to our stakeholders. We aspire to transform the industry while always adhering to our values. Ultimately, it’s about earning and strengthening our stakeholders’ trust and making a positive difference.

We hope you will read our annual ESG Report to learn more about our priorities, performance and focus for the future. Within the report you will also find disclosures in accordance with the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and EE0-1.

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Explore Sustainable Solutions at CME Group

As the global marketplace evolves, we are in constant conversation with market participants to ensure we make the necessary enhancements to our current contracts or develop new trading products that best meet their changing needs and sustainability goals.

CME Group Foundation Scholar Program

CME Group Foundation awards higher education scholarships to rising students majoring in finance, technology and related fields at 11 partner colleges and universities in Illinois.

In 2022, our employees were able to resume volunteering in-person at company sponsored events following the COVID-19 pandemic. Some examples of our global colleagues re-engaging with their local communities include:

  • Chicago: Employees spent afternoons sorting food donations for Nourishing Hope, an organization focused on eliminating hunger and poverty in Chicago, and packing hygiene kits for The Night Ministry, an organization whose mission is to provide human connection, housing support and health care to unhoused community members across Chicago. 
  • London: Employees visited the Newham University Hospital Rainbow Centre and converted the hospital play area into a Winter Wonderland for children who were too sick to be home for the holidays. Gifts for the children were also generously donated by CME Group employees.
  • Singapore: Employees partnered with SPD, an organization that provides therapy and various support offerings to those living with physical, sensory and learning disabilities. The group took elderly clients of SPD, many of whom require wheelchairs due to mild or moderate impairments, to the S.E.A. Aquarium and to a local restaurant for lunch.

Connect with a member of our team to get more information about ESG at CME Group.

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