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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

March 27, 2015 Reading the Fine Print in the Heinz-Kraft Deal

Source: NY Times

The $70 billion combination of Kraft and Heinz is a big, big deal, but it is perhaps most interesting for how the parties have agreed to run the combined company.

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...

March 26, 2015 U.S. safety regulators probe Lumber Liquidators laminates

Source: Reuters

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Wednesday it was investigating Chinese-made laminates used by Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc, after reports that the company's flooring products had too-high levels of...

Commentary & Opinion

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...

March 26, 2015 Why this Wal-Mart gun lawsuit could change everything for the company

Source: Fortune

An upcoming lawsuit over firearms filed against Wal-Mart could have big implications on the future of corporate governance. New York City’s Trinity Church is suing Wal-Mart over not allowing shareholders to vote on a resolution...

March 26, 2015 Market Structure Map - Compensation Model

Source: Tim Quast, president, ModernNetworks IR LLC

What do you get paid to do? That’s the question the SEC may soon pose to high-frequency traders, according to a story from Bloomberg yesterday. [more]

Research & Insights

March 26, 2015 Investor Confusion Clouds ESG's Future

Source: Michael Shagrin, Fund Fire

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategies were hit hard by outflows in 2013 and 2014, and new data suggests that may just be the tip of the iceberg. [more]

March 26, 2015 The moral maze: How poor company ethics can cost investors

Source: Business Reporter

FTSE100 companies are failing to provide investors with clear measures of how they maintain robust ethical standards, according to a study by the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors

March 25, 2015 ESG Criteria Important for Majority of Investors

Source: Plan Sponsor

A majority of institutional investors consider ESG criteria when making alternative investment allocations, according to research by LGT Capital Partners and Mercer.




 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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