Technology & Social Media Archive

Sep 08, 2021
Cyber-attacks are biggest threat to company growth prospects, say CEOs
Cyber-threats have fast become a major source of anxiety for nearly half (47 percent) of global CEOs, according to a new survey from PwC. This figure is a jump from last year’s survey where one third (33 percent) of global CEOs cited cyber-threats as a concern. The concern is greatest among CEOs of companies in North America, where more than two thirds (69 percent) cite cyber as the largest threat to their organization’s growth – a 19 percentage-point increase...
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Aug 17, 2021
‘If used properly, a digital meeting is far better corporate governance than physical-only,’ says Lumi CEO
‘My view on virtual and hybrid meetings,’ Richard Taylor, CEO of AGM provider Lumi, tells IR Magazine, ‘is that this is just the beginning of a far more substantial change.’ After a 2020 meeting season marked by frantic shifts to virtual or closed-door AGMs, where Taylor says the main challenge was legal and the most successful outcomes were seen in jurisdictions that could quickly accommodate virtual in terms of the law, this year, markets and lawm...
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Aug 10, 2021
Fintech wants retail investors to have greater say on ESG issues
In recent years, institutional investors have become increasingly vocal about sustainability issues, such as climate change and racial inequality, at AGMs. But do retail investors, who are often the end investors via investment platforms and pension schemes, agree with the way their fund managers are voting?  Tumelo, a fintech that gives retail investors a say in how institutions vote, has analyzed the most popular issues among its users. During this year’s AGM s...
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Jul 26, 2021
Video changes everything: Ticker 126
Jeff Cossette chats with Ben Chodor, president of Intrado Digital Media, on the post-Covid-19 revolution in investor communications and the tools IROs need to attract, captivate and delight a virtual audience.  The IR profession was one that really had an approach of ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,’ says Chodor of the attitude toward v...
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Jul 08, 2021
Virtual AGMs driving up shareholder engagement, says Lumi
Shareholders are more engaged in the AGM this year, according to new numbers published by AGM provider Lumi. It says that while ‘some technology providers have noted a downward trend in shareholder attendance, citing apathy among stakeholder bases, and a lack of active engagement… at Lumi, our global client base has experienced the reverse.’ Acknowledging that many 2020 meetings were either pre-recorded or held behind closed doors as companies were ‘s...
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