Case studies Archive

May 04, 2021
No evidence for ESG alpha, claims new study
‘Claims of positive alpha in popular industry publications are not valid because the analysis underlying these claims is flawed,’ state the authors of a new study looking at whether ESG metrics deliver outperformance as is widely claimed. New academic research from Scientific Beta, a ‘smart beta’ index provider, and published in the paper ...
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Apr 09, 2021
Canadian Pacific Railway wins big at the IR Magazine Awards – Canada 2021
The best and brightest of the Canadian IR community gathered online yesterday for the IR Magazine Awards – Canada 2021. Canadian Pacific Railway was the biggest winner of the night, claiming victory in four categories: best overall investor relations (large cap), best in sector (industrials), best investor relations by a senior management team (large cap) and best investor relations officer (large cap) for Maeghan Albiston. Five companies also celebrated th...
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Apr 08, 2021
Why the winners won: IR Magazine Awards – Greater China 2020
Best practice IR had to be reimagined last year as the Covid-19 pandemic shut down travel and in-person events. Companies were forced to experiment with new, digital ways to stay close to investors. The winners at the IR Magazine Awards – Greater China 2020 tried a range of new approaches, from online site visits to results webcasts and virtual roadshows. It required some trial and error, but they managed to maintain strong relationships with the buy side and sell...
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Apr 06, 2021
Why the winners won: IR Magazine Awards – South East Asia 2020
Storm analogies reigned supreme among the winners of the IR Magazine Awards – South East Asia 2020. From perfect storms to depressions, tropical storms and hurricanes, it’s clear that many teams had to batten down the IR hatches to weather the pandemic winds. But with ‘innovation and agility’, IR Magazine’s award-winning companies not only overcame the challenges thrown up by Covid-19 but also ensured they were available to communicate during ext...
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Apr 05, 2021
IR professionals satisfied with pandemic response, NIRI study finds
Nine out of 10 IR professionals are satisfied with how they adjusted their IR program to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic, according a new study produced by NIRI and Cision. More than half (54 percent) of respondents say they are very satisfied with their pivot in response to the crisis, while a further 38 percent say they are somewhat satisfied. Only 4 percent say they are somewhat unsatisfied and 5 percent are neutral.  Both IR practitioners and advisers c...
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Mar 29, 2021
Investor Events report now available
IR Magazine has released a new report investigating the changing face of investor events. The report examines investor conferences, investor days, site visits and roadshows and how these events transitioned from in-person to virtual formats as a result of Covid-19. The report also looks at how investors rate both the in-person and virtual formats of each of these events and concludes by identifying where resources should be concentrated for future events. ...
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Mar 26, 2021
Hilton Worldwide, Medtronic and Nvidia Corporation among the big winners at IR Magazine Awards – US
The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry, according to the Scottish poet Robert Burns, and at the IR Magazine Awards – US 2021 the winners demonstrated excellence in their responses to the pandemic.  It’s customary at the IR Magazine Awards for there to be at least one company that takes home four or five trophies, but this year the 27 categories were split between 24 different companies. Four companies – Hilton Worldwide, Medtronic, Nvidia Corporati...
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