Whitepapers Archive

Is swearing on the rise on conference calls?
2021 was a record year for expletives in conference calls. Sentieo's research shows that 166 transcripts contained expletives in 2021, above 104 in 2020, 112 in 2019, 92 in 2018, and 123 in 2017. Thankfully, we did not need to use our rich vocabulary for this data since all expletives are simply listed as (expletive) in our global transcripts database. So, go ahead, and (expletive) say it. Download it for...Read more
Georgeson’s Annual corporate governance review
As we prepare for the 2022 season, the profound impact that ESG has had on the past year is important context that companies cannot afford to ignore. In the past year, we have seen investors grow more focused on ESG topics than ever before with a rapid and groundbreaking shift in how they voted at US public company annual meetings. Highlights from the 2021 season include: A rapid increase in...Read more
Producing virtual events: A guide
From selecting the right location and choosing speakers, to procuring the necessary equipment and attracting guests, flawlessly executing events is a team effort, with numerous components to juggle at once. From the virtual climate brought on by the pandemic, we’ve learned that a virtual approach can streamline the process and alleviate potential issues for organizers, talent, speakers and guests alike. Brought to...Read more
Using artificial intelligence to your advantage
This new report from ACCNITE onDemand looks at AI for investor relations, providing a clear guide covering: Five key takeaways on applying AI to investor targeting Straight-forward briefing on complex issues of AI for IR Common concerns regarding AI Read it now! Please complete the form below with the information requested. Once you have filled in the form, you will receive or be taken to the...Read more
What's next for global sustainability reporting frameworks?
The confusing world of competing sustainability reporting frameworks and standards is soon to become a little simpler. Find out how in this new report from S&P Global, which covers: Updates on the creation of the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) How ISSB fits in with reporting and ESG disclosure frameworks How the standards ISSB creates will function Read it now! Please...Read more
What delivers the best outcomes in IR?
This new report from OpenExchange looks at the development of technology for IR events, examining: The importance of flawless execution of virtual events How can IR teams use the advantages of virtual formats to increase the engagement, reach and impact of their events? Key questions to consider when choosing a virtual meeting platform and production partner Download it below! Please complete the...Read more
Board oversight of ESG gains momentum
This white paper from DFIN looks at the forces propelling ESG front and center, including: How is ESG oversight conducted, whether at the full board, committee or management level, including updating of the relevant charters and governance documents? Are ESG risks and opportunities being factored into long term business strategy? Incorporation of ESG metrics into executive compensation programs Download it...Read more
With broad support for ESG activism, businesses need a holistic approach to respond to investors
In 2021 there was an approximate 10% rise in the number of, and support for, climate-related shareholder proposals. At the same time, issuers are now required by the SEC to disclose human capital management topics and are engaging more with investors. This report from Aon discusses: how firms can take a holistic approach to ESG what the road ahead looks like insights on the future of investor activism on ESG...Read more
Changing the paradigm of shareholder engagement
Ahead of the 2022 proxy season, shareholder engagement is becoming far more interactive. This new report from Mediant reviews what IROs need to know about this trend, covering: The impact on issuers of younger, more tech-savvy retail investors who are eager to engage, amplify their voices and learn about their investments Why companies can no longer take a one-size-fits-all approach to investor communications The...Read more
Top 5 transcript topics from Q3 2021
This new report uses Sentieo’s award-winning AI-powered search to identify and visualize the top five topics that came up in corporate transcripts in Q3's reporting. With statistics and key quotes from the C-suite on each of the 5 topics, it can help you review the top challenges facing other companies in their reporting and prepare for investor questions...Read more
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