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Investor Relations

On the Mission:  Investor Relations - “IR”- is a strategic management function that brings together finance, communications, marketing, law, compliance, and other specialties and functional areas to bridge the relationship of corporation and investor (asset owners and asset managers.)

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News & Updates

April 21, 2015 U.S. Stocks Bounce Back (Monday) - text/video

Source: Wall Street Journal

U.S. stocks bounced back on Monday from Friday’s steep declines, lifted by upbeat earnings news and an announcement of more stimulus from China.

April 16, 2015 Ernst & Young settles with N.Y. for $10 million over Lehman auditing

Source: Fortune

Ernst & Young will pay $10 million to settle a New York lawsuit accusing the accounting firm of helping Lehman Brothers deceive investors in the years leading up to its 2008 collapse, the New York attorney general said on...

April 15, 2015 Best boss in America? CEO raises firm's minimum wage to $70k after reading study on happiness

Source: Telegraph

The boss of a technology start-up in Seattle shocked his employees by announcing he was taking a massive pay cut in order to raise the salaries of the firm's lowest-paid staff.

Commentary & Opinion

April 8, 2015 How to engage your investors on ESG issues in proxy season and beyond

Source: GreenBiz

Spring brings a new proxy voting season, as shareholders exercise their right to raise issues of importance to company management, the board of directors and fellow shareholders. In recent years, the number of shareholder...

April 2, 2015 Walmart Emerges as Unlikely Social Force

Source: NY Times

Walmart, which has deployed its financial might to squeeze extra gallons of gas out of its trucks and shave pennies off the price of laundry detergent, did something unexpected this week: It muscled its way into a divisive social...

March 26, 2015 The Four Filters of ESG Performance

Source: Forbes

Michael Muyot, president and founder of CRD Analytics, a leading provider of independent sustainability investment analytics, is an acknowledged leader in sustainable investing. He has developed a unique set of tools that are...

Research & Insights

April 24, 2015 The U.S. Economy Hasn't Disappointed Analysts This Much Since the Great Recession

Source: Bloomberg

Following a quartet of weaker-than-expected economic data reports released this morning, Bloomberg's U.S. economic surprise index has fallen to levels seen only during the Great Recession.

April 10, 2015 3 Ways Brands Can Use Corporate Social Responsibility Principles To Create Better Advertising

Source: Fastcoexist.com

In a new report, the firm BSR examines the idea that brands can use these principles to build trust and loyalty among customers. For the most part, they can. Eva Dienel, associate director of communications at BSR, cites a recent...

April 9, 2015 What Investors Think About Socially Responsible Investing

Source: Millionaire

Younger wealthy investors have a greater interest in socially responsible investments than older investors.




 Featured Investor Relations Commentators

Bill Baue Columns
Writer, SocialFunds.com - Co-Host/Producer, Corporate Watchdog Radio- Adjunct Professor, Marlboro College Graduate Center Managing for Sustainability MBA

Richard Barr Columns
Richard Barr transitioned out of a 20-year career as an SRI advisor with First Affirmative Financial Network and is now a commentator for the Governance & Accountability Institute.

Eleanor Bloxham Columns
Eleanor Bloxham is a strategic governance authority, author and advisor, and CEO of The Value Alliance (www.thevaluealliance.com) and Corporate Governance Alliance.

Hank Boerner Columns
Hank Boerner is a columnist for Accountability Central and various publications

Keld Jensen Columns
A prolific author, Keld's internationally-acclaimed book Negotiating Partnership has been translated into four languages and published in 28+ countries. He writes feature articles for national and international media and appears in broadcast media as a commentator on international business issues.

Timothy J. Keating
Featured commentator Timothy J. Keating is President of Keating Investments, LLC, the investment adviser to Keating Capital, Inc. of Greenwood Village, Colorado.  Before founding Keating Investments in 1997, we was the Managing Director of Bear Stearns International Limited in London.

Tim Quast Columns
Tim Quast is a fifteen-year Investor Relations veteran and founder and managing director of ModernIR.com, which parses and categorizes over a half-billion shares per week with its trading intelligence systems.

Mark Sickles Columns
Mark W. Sickles is an author, professor, and advisor to corporate directors and officers.  The founding principal of Mark W. Sickles, LLC,  he is the creator of Shareholder Value Assurance and Strategic Governance™. 

Rick Schweiger Columns
Featured commentator Rick M. Schweiger is a member of the Investment Committee of Keating Investments.  From 1999 to March 2010, Mr. Schweiger was the owner of Garisch Financial, Inc., a firm providing business and financial consulting services to private companies, including private operating companies interested in raising private or public financing as part of a going public strategy.  

Lois Yurow Columns
Lois Yurow
practiced corporate and securities law for several years and now helps public companies use plain English principles in their disclosure documents and investor communications.

 

 

 

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