Corporate access Archive

Oct 21, 2021
Virtual reality: Is virtual the key to remaining agile, or a temporary stopgap?
There’s no doubt that the past 18 months have significantly changed the IR landscape. Thanks to lockdowns, travel restrictions and remote working, virtual-only events – if any events at all – have fast become the new norm. At IR Magazine’s recent North America Forum, Debbie Hancock, senior vice president of investor relations at Hasbro, highlighted the realization that ...
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Oct 11, 2021
Customer relations is most commonly discussed stakeholder issue, shows new study
Customer relations is the stakeholder issue IROs are most likely to have had discussions with investors about, according to new research from IR Magazine. More than six in 10 (62 percent) of companies say they have had questions from or discussions with investors about customer relations in the last 12 months. This is followed by 59 percent who have been asked to talk about government and regulatory engagement and 53 percent who say their investors have wan...
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Sep 29, 2021
Telling your ESG story beyond the sustainability report: WPP's ESG investor day
A question occupying the minds of many IR professionals today is how to tell their company’s ESG story. Issuers are increasingly placing ESG issues at the heart of corporate strategy, a shift they want to communicate to shareholders and other stakeholders. Meanwhile, external demands for more ESG disclosure continue to grow, with investors, ratings agencies and NGOs calling for more detail on areas such as climate risk, water scarcity and human capital management. ...
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Sep 02, 2021
Delta variant forcing IR teams to rethink in-person investor interactions, panel says
Only one in 10 IR professionals have not changed their plans for in-person investor interactions due to the Delta variant and rising Covid-19 cases, according to audience polling during a recent IR Magazine Webinar. More than one third (36 percent) of respondents have scaled back plans for in-person events and meetings, while 18 percent have cancelled all in-person interactions and 26 percent have been planning virtual interactions all along. New Covid-19 ca...
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Aug 02, 2021
‘There is plenty of scope for IR-only meetings in New Zealand,’ says Jarden
Jarden is an investment adviser with an unusual backstory. If you watch the video on the firm’s 60-year history, it’ll probably be the first time you see a man in a vest – wielding an axe – in finance. The video walks us through the life of former pro-rugby player Ron Jarden, ‘an average Kiwi who refused to be average,’ who founded Jarden – in the back of a menswear store – when he ...
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Jul 22, 2021
Tech platform aims to narrow information gap between retail and institutional investors
There is a long-running debate about whether professional investors should get private meetings with management. If all shareholders have the right to equal information, should a select few be offered one-on-ones with the CEO or CFO? Of course, financial regulation prohibits the release of material information in these meetings. And fund managers argue they need to conduct due diligence before investing large sums, often on behalf of the public. But you have ...
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