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Nov 24, 2021
‘Chance meetings’ can’t really happen with virtual, says Graham Corporation
Based in New York but operating across the globe, Graham Corporation designs and manufactures critical engineering equipment for a variety of sectors, including defense, energy and chemical. CEO Jeff Glajch, who joined the company in 2009, talks about his recent experiences as IR lead at the small-cap firm. The small-cap space is often seen as being somewhat separate from larger peers. What challenges have you faced over the past 18 months and what opportuni...
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Nov 22, 2021
Consistent, sustainable corporate investments: Anticipating regulation and reducing reputational risks
The European Commission’s (EC) requirements for sustainability reporting already affect a significant portion of investments made by companies. Certain areas, however – such as strategic liquidity management, cover-funds from direct employer pension commitments and lump-sum support funds for corporate pension plans – have been omitted from regulation so far. This could change if the legislator wants to achieve transparency without contradiction and ambiguity. ...
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Nov 18, 2021
New research highlights skepticism around company ESG plans
Eighty-six percent of US investors believe companies ‘frequently overstate or exaggerate their ESG progress when disclosing results’, according to Edelman’s latest Trust Barometer report. But it’s not just US investors that are skeptical when it comes to ESG credentials: globally, almost three quarters (72 percent) of investors say they don’t believe companies will ach...
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Nov 17, 2021
Nasdaq’s ConnectIR adoption hits new heights as IR teams adapt to pandemic
Sponsored content Over the last 18 months, IR professionals have had to dramatically rethink their approach to investor engagement. While the goals have stayed the same – staying close to shareholders, targeting new investors and making sure the corporate story is well understood – the methods have had to adapt to the virtual environment we all now operate in. As part of that shift, Nasdaq has witnessed an acceleration in the use of its ConnectIR...
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Nov 17, 2021
Pyxis Oncology names new IR chief
Courtney Dugan has been named vice president of investor relations, public relations and corporate communications at Cambridge, Massachusetts-headquartered Pyxis Oncology, reporting to CFO Pam Connealy. Dugan joins the preclinical oncology firm, which has a focus on ‘next generation’ treatments for ‘difficult cancers’, following its Nasdaq IPO last month. The Columbia Business School MBA holder brings more than a decade of what Pyxis describes as ‘p...
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Nov 17, 2021
Making their voice heard – Getting retail engaged on the proxy: Ticker 128
This episode of the Ticker podcast is sponsored by Broadridge Financial Services Brandon Van Manen, vice president of operations analytics at Broadridge Financial Services, talks about trends in the retail shareholder space and how companies can boost engagement – and voting rates. On average, issuers have around a 70/30 split between institutions and retail, explains Van Manen. The two have a fundamentally different approach to investing, with retail share...
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