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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 22, 2014 Report: Hedge funds escaped billions in taxes

Source: USA Today

Two large banks used a complex financial scheme to help 13 hedge funds avoid paying billions of dollars in taxes and evade federal borrowing limits on brokerage accounts over a 15-year period, according to the findings of a...

July 21, 2014 Can You Make Some Green by Investing Green'

The Bradenton Times - The release in April of the long-awaited report from the United Nations' îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî has spurred renewed discussion of ways to combat climate change and its...

July 21, 2014 Another View: Divesting means losing a seat at the table

TheSacramento Bee - CalPERS was a founding member of the îInvestor Network on Climate Riskî, a leading group of 100 institutional investors representing more than $10 trillion in assets, addressing a policy agenda...

Commentary & Opinion

July 16, 2014 How to invest ethically

theguardian.com - The study from îEurosifî, the Brussels-based European Sustainable Investment Forum, claims that an exciting new phase in the development of ethical investment is now taking place in the UK. To mark...

July 15, 2014 How Climate Change Changed Me

Source: Politico

When I learned that the New York Times was planning to report on my time as an investor at Farallon Capital Management, I wanted to sit down with the reporter while I was in New York City to discuss the issue in person—and on the...

July 8, 2014 Fighting Back: Getting Tough with Shareholder Activists Through Investment Branding

Source: Q4

For centuries, strategists and philosophers have espoused that “the best defense is a good offense” for the simple reason that “when you are constantly in a defensive posture, you can seldom win.”[1] While this philosophy has...

Research & Insights

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.

June 17, 2014 Corporate Sustainability - What Matters?

Source: Governance & Accountability Institute

New York, NY — (Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc.) — Sustainability - "What Matters?" — That is the question for company managements and investors as they prepare sustainability / corporate responsibility reports....[more]

June 3, 2014 FLASH REPORT: Seventy-Two Percent (72%) of the S&P Index Published Corporate Sustainability Reports in 2013 — Dramatically Up from 52% in 2012 & Just About 20% in 2011

Source: Governance & Accountability Institute

New York, NY — June 2, 2014 — In an analysis just completed by the Governance & Accountability Institute research team, seventy two percent (72%) of the companies included in The S&P 500 Index® were found to have published a...[more]




 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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