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EMQQ Announces Its First Annual "EMQQ EVOLVES" Donations; Continues Commitment to Putting ESG Principles into Action

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One Tree Planted, Girls Who Invest, and Women in ETFs among organizations receiving a total of $88,888

EMQQ EVOLVES represents an operational model that allows asset managers to become actionable in creating positive changes in the world

SAN FRANCISCO, February 10, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today the team at EMQQ is proudly announcing a grand total of $88,888 in donations to a number of worthy causes as part of the ongoing efforts tied to the "EMQQ EVOLVES" impact model. These donations are the next step in fulfilling a promise the EMQQ team made as part of this new operational model that aims to deliver outsize impacts and position the firm as a force for positive change in the world and in the asset management industry.

The team designed and introduced "EMQQ EVOLVES" in 2021 to not only take concrete steps and make firm commitments to developing their business model but also to further drive Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) related efforts and build a framework that other asset management firms can leverage to drive positive change in their organizations.

Recipients of the first annual EMQQ EVOLVES giving program were selected specifically for their measurable work in driving change, and include:

  • One Tree Planted

  • SHE-CAN

  • Young Investors Society

  • Girls Who Invest

  • GenDream

  • Women in ETFs

"We introduced EMQQ EVOLVES as a powerful yet easily executable model for ourselves to do better, and to show the broader investing community how achievable it is to evolve towards sustainability," says Kevin T. Carter, Founder of EMQQ. "We are proud to be making our first annual series of donations, and we hope our work on this front can shine a light on how action like ‘EVOLVES can help others looking to spur significant, positive change."

In 2021, the EMQQ team rolled out several activities under the EVOLVES umbrella, including: social, governance, and environmental focused initiatives, like solar capacity and a goal of being carbon neutral by end of 2022. Thus far, the team has replaced two gas-powered vehicles with battery-operated vehicles and off-set 100% of company air travel with the purchase of carbon credits through Cool Effect.

"We believe changing the world begins with changing our own worlds, on an individual level and on a firm level. If each of us identify what we can do to improve or advance our corners of the world, and take tangible action, the world will progress. We named our approach ‘EMQQ EVOLVES’ to speak to the ideology that progress can start with any action and with increased time and efforts, real advancement will come," said Lee G. Stapleton, Chief Evolution Officer with EMQQ.

For companies like EMQQ who are looking to increase their impact efforts, Stapleton adds, "A key piece of making change happen in our industry is through cross-generational partnership. The ‘future generations’ people often reference are already here, as millennials are turning 40 and Gen Z is entering the workforce. Support and partnership from our industry’s senior leadership is essential to activating the change that we want to see in the world, now and later. EMQQ EVOLVES proves just how powerful such partnership can be in mobilizing real change."

"We continue to look forward to the ongoing dialogue with investors, partners and our colleagues across the investing ecosystem about how all of us can take more of a leadership role in driving greater focus and targeted action around sustainability," adds Stapleton. "As I said when we launched this initiative, the best place for us to start this journey was with ourselves, and we hope the rest of the investing universe will join us in this movement."

About EMQQ

The Emerging Markets Internet and Ecommerce Index (EMQQ) invests in companies with exposure to the Ecommerce and Internet sectors in emerging markets. EMQQ provides exposure to companies that are positioned to benefit as emerging economies mature, the consumer class expands, and their populations increase their utilization of the Internet and Ecommerce from their smartphones.

To view holdings information, click here.

Important disclosures

There is no guarantee that the index will achieve its investment objective. Holdings are subject to change. Current and future holdings are subject to risk. Acquisition deals involve risks and uncertainties and may not be completed as discussed.

EMQQ Index

The Emerging Markets Internet and Ecommerce Index™ invests in companies with exposure to the Ecommerce and Internet sectors in emerging markets. EMQQ provides exposure to companies that are positioned to benefit as emerging economies mature, the consumer class expands, and their populations increase their utilization of the Internet and ECommerce. You cannot invest in an Index.

View source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220210005685/en/

Contacts

For more information, or if you’d like to learn how to build a similar model for your business please contact:

Lee G. Stapleton
(919) 428-3886
lstapleton@emqqindex.com

Website: https://www.emqqetf.com/emqq-evolves

Media Relations:
Chris Sullivan/Julia Stoll
MacMillan Communications
(212) 473-4442
Julia@macmillancom.com

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