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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

July 27, 2015 PepsiCo Joins Calls for Action on Climate Change Announces Goal to Phase Out HFC Equipment by 2020 and Reports Progress on Sustainability Goals

The Business Journal - PURCHASE, N.Y., Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP) today strengthened its commitment to action on climate change by announcing new goals for phasing out equipment with...

July 14, 2015 ESG Gaining Traction Among Pensions and Wealth Funds

swfinstitute.org - Asset managers are even integrating ESG factors into smart beta strategies. On July 14th, the îNew Zealand Superannuation Fundî (NZSF) announced the appointment of Northern Trustâs...

June 8, 2015 Experts worry about 'smoke and mirrors' in earnings reports as stocks hit record after record

Source: Fox News

The gap between the "adjusted" profits that analysts cite and bottom-line earnings figures that companies are legally obliged to report, or net income, has widened dramatically over the past five years.

Commentary & Opinion

July 24, 2015 Three Post-Proxy-Season Thoughts

Source: Supra Business Advisor

For many companies, the period between Independence Day and Labor Day is a good time to absorb the lessons of the spring proxy season and to catch a corporate breath before the stretch run to the end of the year. With that in...

July 9, 2015 The Problem With Socially Responsible Investing

Source: Motley Fool

Throughout history most societies have become more peaceful and compassionate, more cooperative and tolerant. War, violent crime, discrimination, and tyranny have all plunged over time. It's "the most important thing that has...

June 18, 2015 10 ways to make your business more profitable by being socially responsible

businessinsider.com.au - We partnered with Walmart as founding members to establish the îSustainable Apparel Coalitionî, which should dispel any barrier excuses. The focus of the îSustainable Apparel...

Research & Insights

May 20, 2015 In What Companies are Socially Responsible Investors Likely to Invest?

Source: Millionaire Corner

Baby Boomers and seniors ages 65 and up are the strongest proponents of socially responsible investing and the investors most likely to support companies whose policies support causes in which they are passionate

May 8, 2015 Proxy Monitor 2015: 2015 Proxy Season Early Report

Source: Insider Online

Corporate America’s “proxy season”—the period between mid-April 15 and mid-June when most of the largest publicly traded corporations in the United States hold annual meetings to vote on company business—is now in full swing. As...

May 5, 2015 Fifth Annual Impact Investor Survey Reflects on Industry Growth, Past and Projected

CSR Wire - NEW YORK, May 04 /CSRwire/ - 146 of the world's largest impact investors, including fund managers, banks, development finance institutions, foundations, and pension funds report having committed $10.6 billion to impact...




 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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