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Crisis Communications: Developing an IR Strategy for COVID-19
The impact of COVID-19 is being felt broadly, across all regions, sectors and markets. The Investor Relations (IR) professional plays a critical role in how a company communicates through rapidly changing market dynamics. In addition to a well-thought-out crisis communications plan, it is crucial for companies to showcase basic tenets of good corporate governance, including their leadership and business resiliency,...Read more
Keeping up with Changes in Share Ownership in Light of COVID-19
Over the past several weeks, we’ve witnessed dramatic and unprecedented changes in the U.S. capital markets as a result of the current COVID-19 health crisis. In this environment, we are seeing significant stock price volatility coupled with widespread price declines, both set against a backdrop in which shareholder activism is a constant threat to public companies. This piece explores some of the consequences of...Read more
Q4 - Ultimate Guide to Targeting
Targeting investors is not only paramount to building a successful IR program, but is the hallmark of good IR. Download our Best Practices Guide for in-depth insights on how to find the “right” institutional investors, at the right time. Please complete the form below with the information requested. Once you have filled in the form, you will receive or be taken to the white paper. We need this information so that we...Read more
The new frontier is sustainability reporting: are you ready for climate risk disclosure, TCFD and SASB?
Compelling recent developments suggest the tipping point is near for issuers across all sectors, as sustainability performance increasingly becomes part of the core data institutional investors require for their investment analysis, across Passive and Active Fund management. Our panel looks at how and why corporations are enhancing disclosures on Sustainability reporting using the Sustainable Accounting Standards...Read more
Shareholder engagement in an age of activism
Is an activist investor targeting your company right now? An activist investor could show up unexpectedly, but by then they will have had time to prepare their strategy and approach. You need to prepare now if you want your company to have an advantage if or when that happens. Activist scenarios can be costly, distracting and damaging, whether they end in a settlement or a proxy fight. Corporate secretaries and...Read more
Digital Meeting Platform Drives Higher Attendance - An Alternative to In-Person Events
Amid ongoing concerns about the coronavirus, issuers are likely investigating online alternatives for their annual meetings instead of in-person events. MIC Digital Shareholder Meeting (DSM) is a fully supported solution designed for virtual and hybrid annual meetings to drive online attendance and engagement. Remote shareholders can participate entirely online, vote in real-time, ask questions via their preferred...Read more
Pioneering cannabis communications
KCSA’s initial foray into the cannabis industry began in 2015, when they were tasked with supporting the communications efforts of a group applying for one of the original medical cannabis licenses in New York. As these were literally green fields in terms of public and investor relations, with no concrete examples to help guide them, KCSA forged a new path, writing the initial chapters of what would...Read more
Investor relations key in budding cannabis sector
Investor relations key in budding cannabis sector When US-based medical cannabis provider Columbia Care went public in April 2019, listing on Canada’s NEO Exchange, it did so in a unique fashion. Rather than use a reverse takeover or an IPO, Columbia Care merged with a special-purpose acquisition corporation (Spac) set up by its investment bank Canaccord Genuity to facilitate a go-public...Read more
Helping cannabis investors see the light
In 2018 Canada became one of the first countries in the world to legalize the recreational use of cannabis. In late 2019 the country’s Parliament enacted additional legislation – known as Cannabis 2.0 – allowing for the sale of cannabis-infused beverages and edibles. As a result of these developments, investors injected billions of dollars into the legal pot industry – but it hasn’t been plain sailing for them or...Read more
S&P 500 Executive Compensation Review
Which S&P 500 companies showed the greatest Pay for Performance misalignment in 2019? How does CEO granted and realized pay compare across industries? What trends can you expect in the upcoming 2020 proxy season? CGLytics has released the inaugural S&P 500 Executive Compensation Review for companies’ and investors to prepare for the 2020 proxy season. Key topics of the report include: The S&P 500’s...Read more
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