New York: Infosys (NYSE: INFY), a global leader in next-generation digital services and consulting, will ring the Closing Bell® at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on December 11, 2020 to commemorate its eighth anniversary of being listed on the Exchange. Infosys CEO, Salil Parekh, will ring the Closing Bell® in a ceremony celebrating the company’s 2020 achievements, including its eight years of trading on NYSE, rapid growth in the U.S., and its recently announced Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Vision for 2030.
“We are honored to celebrate eight momentous years of Infosys on the Exchange by ringing the Closing Bell® at the NYSE. This has been a pivotal year for our employees, customers, and investors, as we have together faced historic challenges. As the world emerges out of the ongoing disruption, we have remained steadfastly committed to helping global enterprises navigate the challenges through rapid digital acceleration. This year also marks Infosys’ expanded investment in our U.S. presence, commitment to create 25,000 new American jobs by 2022, and efforts to meet the reskilling and employment needs raised by COVID-19. The moment also celebrates the company’s ESG roadmap for 2030, through which it continues to set high aspirations towards being a well-governed organization for diverse talent with an inclusive workplace and community strategies to leverage technology for good,” said, Salil Parekh, CEO, Infosys.
“We congratulate Infosys on eight strong years as part of the NYSE community, the home to leading innovators and disruptors. We look forward to your contributions for many years to come,” said, John Tuttle, Vice Chairman and Chief Commercial Officer, NYSE Group.
As Infosys celebrates eight years of trading on NYSE, it remains focused on its legacy of purpose and impact. In 2020, Infosys achieved carbon neutrality, 30 years ahead of 2050, the timeline set by the Paris Agreement. In its recently published Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Vision for 2030, the company also outlined ambitious goals for hiring and retaining talent as well as creating an inclusive workplace. Through Infosys Foundation USA, Infosys also invests in expanding access to computer science and maker education in K-12 public schools across the U.S.
In the last three years, Infosys has exceeded its U.S. hiring goals by creating 13,000 new American jobs and launching six Technology and Innovation Centers in the U.S. At a critical moment during the COVID-19 pandemic, Infosys expanded its hiring commitment, announcing plans to hire 12,000 more American workers over the next two years, bringing its U.S. pledge to 25,000 jobs over five years. To support these efforts, Infosys also launched the Reskill and Restart initiative, leading an industry consortium to train job seekers and build pathways to connect them with employers.
The Closing Bell® ceremony will be broadcasted here at 4 p.m. EST on December 11 (2:30 a.m. IST on December 12). A link to the event will be available on Infosys’ Investor Relations webpage.