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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

November 21, 2014 U.S. managed assets with socially responsible criteria rise - report

Source: Yahoo

NEW YORK - The share of U.S. managed assets invested with environmental, social or similar criteria rose 50 percent over the past two years, a foundation that tracks the field said, because of new disclosure standards and client...

November 19, 2014 NACD Report Outlines Priorities For Investors in 2015 Proxy Season

Source: Bloomberg

In a Nov. 13 report, the National Association of Corporate Directors has highlighted three key findings that investors will prioritize for the upcoming proxy season. NACD's “Investor Perspectives: Critical Issues for Board Focus...

November 19, 2014 S&P 500, Dow end at record highs, boosted by healthcare

Source: Reuters

The Dow and S&P 500 closed at record highs on Tuesday, lifted by further gains in he althcare shares and hopes for a stronger global economy.The S&P 500 scored its fourth straight day of gains.

Commentary & Opinion

November 5, 2014 What investors look for in CSR disclosure

Source: IR Magazine

Integrating key sustainability concerns into everyday decision making and useful metrics of what’s been achieved into companies’ storytelling are among the things on SRI firms’ wish lists

October 28, 2014 Who is pushing – and buying – socially responsible investments

Source: Investment News

Socially responsible investing is on the rise, and women advisers are leading the way in offering clients opportunities to invest in a personally meaningful way. Sixty-one percent of female advisers say they have offered SRI...

October 27, 2014 12 Ways to Play the Energy Slump

Source: Barron's

After a sharp selloff, the energy sector is looking attractive. Energy stocks are 15% or more below their early-summer highs. The decline has accelerated since late September, as West Texas Intermediate oil has fallen $14, to $81...

Research & Insights

September 8, 2014 Study links high ESG ratings to positive investment portfolio performance

Source: Blue & Green

Asset managers can create better-performing portfolios by excluding stocks with lower environmental, social and governance (ESG) ratings, according to new research.

September 4, 2014 Study Shows Socially Responsible Investing Improves Performance

Source: New Amsterdam Partners

NEW YORK, September 3, 2014 - A recent study by New Amsterdam Partners has demonstrated that asset managers can create better portfolios weeding out stocks with low ESG ratings. It also found that stocks with higher ESG ratings...[more]

July 15, 2014 Fixed income managers shift focus to ESG

Source: Investor Daily

The JANA ESG in Fixed Interest Survey, which recorded the responses of 63 of the largest fixed income managers, found 88 per cent of respondents believe ESG factors influence the financial outcomes of fixed income investments.




 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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