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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

August 21, 2019 Biggest recession risk is fear of recession, says BofA's CEO - Bloomberg

Source: Seeking Alpha

"We have nothing to fear about a recession right now except for the fear of recession," Bank of America (BAC +3%) CEO Brian Moynihan, said in a Bloomberg Television interview today.

August 21, 2019 The new threat to capitalism

Source: Axios

In what would have been widely dismissed as absurd even a year ago, a mainstream consensus has suddenly swept the world that the core of the global economic system has gone terribly awry, requiring a basic shakeup of capitalism.

August 20, 2019 ESG Investing: Is Nike a Responsible Investment? If you’re searching for a feel-good stock, see how Nike scores on The Motley Fool’s ESG framework.

Source: The Motley Fool

Nike is the largest seller of sports apparel and footwear in the world, operating in six key categories: Running, Nike Basketball, Jordan, Football (soccer), Training, and Sportswear.

Commentary & Opinion

August 19, 2019 A decade after the big one, what kind of recession will we have next?

Source: USA Today

The upside is that most economists don’t expect this next downturn, whenever it should occur, to be anything like the Great Recession, which broke records for length and severity. But typical downturns are no picnics, either.

August 9, 2019 How Can a Company Lose $5.2 Billion on $3.2 Billion in Revenue? Uber Shows How

Source: Wolf Street

Uber’s losses have been legendary for years, ever since they were being leaked to the public while it was still a privately held company. But this takes the cake.

July 25, 2019 9 Reasons Facebook FTC Settlement Is A Joke

Source: TechCrunch

The FTC just announced the details of its settlement agreement with Facebook over years of privacy practices in violation of a previous order. To say the settlement is favorable to Facebook, even with the record $5 billion...

Research & Insights

August 7, 2019 The Best Performing ESG Funds - and the Worst

Source: Morning Star

while the past 12 months have seen some extreme bouts of volatility - most notably the last quarter of 2018 – many ESG funds have performed well.

May 14, 2018 Companies with closer CEO pay ratios may generate higher profit per worker

Source: CNBC

A CNBC analysis of CEO pay ratios suggests that companies with more equal pay distribution also tend to generate higher profit per worker.

May 31, 2017 FLASH REPORT: 82% of the S&P 500 Companies Published Corporate Sustainability Reports in 2016

Source: Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc.

G&A Institute research over the last six years shows that reporting on the corporate sustainability including environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) continues to be a consistent, reliable norm for the largest...




 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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