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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

February 27, 2015 Citigroup to Back Proxy Access for Investors-Update

Source: NASDAQ

WASHINGTON-- Citigroup Inc. wants to ease its investors' ability to choose board members at the bank, joining a group of U.S. companies in opening up corporate elections.

February 27, 2015 Is mandatory CSR reporting inevitable in Asia?

Source: CSR Asia

The Taiwan Stock Exchange has announced that specified listed companies will have to comply with mandatory CSR reporting annually from this year. This makes Taiwan the first market in the Asia-Pacific to implement mandatory CSR...

February 25, 2015 GLOBAL SUSTAINABLE INVESTMENT ALLIANCE ISSUES SECOND INTERNATIONAL ASSESSMENT OF THE SUSTAINABLE INVESTMENT LANDSCAPE

Source: GLOBAL SUSTAINABLE INVESTMENT ALLIANCE

WASHINGTON, DC —The global sustainable investment market has grown substantially in both absolute and relative terms, according to The Global Sustainable Investment Review 2014, a report released by the Global Sustainable...[more]

Commentary & Opinion

February 27, 2015 Is mandatory CSR reporting inevitable in Asia?

Source: CSR Asia

The Taiwan Stock Exchange has announced that specified listed companies will have to comply with mandatory CSR reporting annually from this year. This makes Taiwan the first market in the Asia-Pacific to implement mandatory CSR...

February 25, 2015 Socially Responsible Investing: An Overcrowded Trade [Part One]

Source: Value Walk

Two weeks ago, I wrote an article for ValueWalk covering the performance of big tobacco stocks over the past few decades. And while the data itself is interesting — there seems to be an anomaly as to why big tobacco and sin...

February 24, 2015 Will Corporate Social Responsibility Adapt or Die?

Source: TriplePundit

Much of the reason for this is that the CSR professionals (myself included) have not done a good job of helping corporate divisions like Finance, Engineering, Operations, R&D, etc. to understand why CSR is important for them.

Research & Insights

February 25, 2015 GLOBAL SUSTAINABLE INVESTMENT ALLIANCE ISSUES SECOND INTERNATIONAL ASSESSMENT OF THE SUSTAINABLE INVESTMENT LANDSCAPE

Source: GLOBAL SUSTAINABLE INVESTMENT ALLIANCE

WASHINGTON, DC —The global sustainable investment market has grown substantially in both absolute and relative terms, according to The Global Sustainable Investment Review 2014, a report released by the Global Sustainable...[more]

January 30, 2015 Shareholder voting system is ‘antiquated,’ causes errors: report

Source: Business News Network

Canada’s shareholder voting system is “antiquated and fragmented,” causing numerous errors in vote counts at companies’ meetings, securities regulators have concluded following a lengthy review of problems with counting...

January 29, 2015 Church of England to file shareholder resolutions at BP, Shell AGMs

Investment Pensions Europe - The Church Commissioners and Church of England Pensions Board are to co-file shareholder resolutions on climate change at the annual general meetings of BP and Shell next year. The two bodies, which...




 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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