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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 reports to Chris Greiner, Zeta Global’s CFO. Schmitz takes 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 recently, as a...
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Oct 15, 2021
Nike shareholders vote on social proposals
Nike shareholders have given indications of significant support for a number of social measures – although none secured a majority. Four social-based shareholder proposals were up for a vote at Nike’s AGM last week. The board had urged shareholders to vote against each of them. Of the four proposals, a request that Nike publish annual repor...
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Oct 15, 2021
Johnson & Johnson names new head of IR
Pharmaceuticals and healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson has named the former Janssen vice president and CFO for EMEA as its new head of investor relations. Jessica Moore, who brings ‘20 years of strong, diverse and international financial experience spanning sales operations, corporate and regional positions’, will take up her new position on November 1. She will report to Joseph Wolk, executive vice president and CFO of Johnson & Johnson, who says...
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Oct 15, 2021
Savannah Resources adds new IR lead as it seeks lithium dominance in Europe
Savannah Resources, a diversified mining company with a lithium project in Portugal and a heavy mineral sands project in Mozambique, has named Valérie Mella as senior investor relations and media executive as it pursues its ambition to become the ‘most significant’ producer of spodumene lithium concentrate in Europe. Welcoming Mella to the company, CEO David Archer comments on her ‘extensive IR experience’. ‘[Her career] has spanned multiple indust...
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