Whitepapers Archive

Views from the buy-side: COVID edition
At Irwin, we understand how challenging it can be to get your company's message and story out to investors. Winning the attention of the buy-side in regular circumstances can be difficult enough, let alone in the middle of a pandemic. If you've struggled to adjust to this new reality, we have you covered. In this eBook, investors explain how to: communicate and win the attention of investors during COVID-19 pitch...Read more
Investor Relations is a competitive advantage
This new IHS Markit analysis focuses on best-in-class IR programs, identifying what makes these teams stand above the rest and quantifying their success. By creating a lower cost of capital and a competitive business advantage, companies are better positioned to maximize valuation. Key findings in this report are: How effective investor relations impacts valuation and volatility Candid quotes from industry leading...Read more
Preparing for 2021 annual meeting & proxy season
Watch the free and informative webinar replay discussing key topics that appeared in annual meeting and proxy season 2020, and what to expect in 2021, including: Shareholder meeting options (physical, digital, hybrid), a breakdown of the meeting formats used in 2020 and common concerns Integrating ESG as well as COVID impact disclosure into your 2021 proxy Reviewing your Executive Compensation, Pay...Read more
ESG and the earnings call: Closing the short-term/long-term gap
ESG, or Environmental, Social and Governance matters, are likely to play an increasing role in quarterly earnings calls. To do so effectively, senior leaders and IR teams must learn to balance the disclosure requirements of short-term quarterly reporting with longer-term strategies for ESG disclosure. By following six simple guidelines and observing the Dos and Don’ts of quarterly ESG disclosures, companies can make...Read more
Telling your ESG story: Making a winning case to investors in your ESG reporting
Now more than ever, investors and other key stakeholders are demanding businesses follow a robust environmental, social and governance (ESG) agenda and report on their impact. That's why 90% of S&P 500 companies disclosed their ESG performance as recently as 2019. Produced as a comprehensive guide for investor relations officers and sustainability professionals alike, 3BL Media’s latest e-book offers tips for...Read more
ESG Communications best practices
Investors want companies to connect the dots between their financial and non-financial matters. In this white paper from Notified, it’ll outline Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) communications best practices and provide real-world examples of companies who excel at combining ESG, stakeholder comms and investor relations. You'll learn: Why your IR website is the...Read more
Maturing your governance framework in a digital age
How can technology help your governance role? Computershare has developed this whitepaper to help corporate secretaries and governance professionals harness and optimize the use of technology for the benefit of their business. It covers four themes: Operating a ‘single version of the truth’ Save time by managing workflows more efficiently Navigating changing governance and compliance requirements Using data...Read more
A global overview of the 2020 AGM season
Against the backdrop of a global pandemic, the 2020 AGM season was unlike any we have seen before. COVID-19 has forced governance professionals around the globe to relook at their AGM, and how they engage with shareholders, and it is increasingly clear that there is no going back to the physical-only AGM format. The Lumi Global AGM 2020 report takes a look at how markets around the globe responded to the impact of...Read more
Old is new again: Repurposing the institutional equity sales model for investor relations
The days when investment banks worked on behalf of firms to raise investor awareness are long gone. The sell side has undergone a structural shift and priorities have changed. This new report from Rose & Company looks at: how these changes have affected investor marketing how this has affected the majority companies some thoughts on how to address the challenges these changes have presented for IROs. ...Read more
Six stocks and one ETF for a Biden presidency
Counterpart report also available: Download Six stocks and one ETF for a Trump second term here >> The 2020 election is heating up and the outcome of the presidential race will likely have an impact on public equities. This new report from Sentieo sets out research and analysis on macroeconomic projections for a Biden presidency. It includes four investment areas: higher education...Read more
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