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Oct 22, 2021
Is ESG relevant for mid & small-cap companies?
ESG has risen to become a dominant issue over the last two years. This has been driven by many factors, including greater transparency, the growing demand for climate action, increasing regulation and the need for companies to demonstrate a clear license to operate. But there has ...
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Oct 21, 2021
Five key takeaways from the IR Magazine Forum – Small Cap 2021
Last month, IR Magazine hosted its fourth Small Cap Forum – an opportunity for small and micro-cap investor relations professionals to discuss the challenges and opportunities that are often unique, or more acute, at smaller companies. In this article, we summarize some of the key takeaways. Don’t wait for analyst coverage While many small and micro-cap companies don’t have significant analyst coverage due to the changing econo...
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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 20, 2021
Lack of robust data biggest barrier to greater ESG adoption, shows new survey
Almost half (49 percent) of investors say a lack of robust ESG data is ‘holding back’ their organization’s further adoption of ESG’, according to a new survey of more than 1,000 investors across 16 countries. Capital Group’s inaugural ESG Global Study 2021 covers 1,040 global institutional and wholesale investors, including pension funds, family offices and insurance ...
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Oct 19, 2021
Opinion: How IROs can help asset managers on ESG integration
Although the absolute outperformance of ESG funds is still the subject of hot debate, asset owners continue to press their money managers on ESG integration – and this has an obvious knock-on effect for IR teams. At the beginning of 2020, $35.3 tn was being invested in SRI, a 15 percent increase over the previous two years and a 55 percent increase over the previous four years (2016-2020), according to recent research from the Global Sustainable Investment Allianc...
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Oct 18, 2021
Zeta Global appoints IR leader following June IPO
Zeta Global has appointed Scott Schmitz as its new senior vice president of investor relations, effective October 4. In his new role, Schmitz will report to Chris Greiner, Zeta Global’s CFO. Schmitz will take the helm of the investor relations function following Zeta Global’s IPO on June 10, 2021. He joins from Dell Technologies, where he spent six years working across a variety of roles including investor relations, sales, planning and strategy and, most recent...
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