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Nov 17, 2022

ESG strategies, the business model of proxy advisers and more: Ticker 133

Why and where companies struggle on ESG communications and the potential bias of proxy advisers

In the latest episode of the Ticker podcast, the IR Magazine team reports from the floor of the ESG Integration Forum – Europe, held in London in November.

In a roundtable discussion, IR Magazine editor James Beech, senior reporter Tim Human, senior events producer Laurence Taylor and reporter Noemi Distefano discuss the key takeaways from the forum.

In an interview with Q4, Noemi Distefano speaks with the firm’s IR director Tish Crawford-Jones, who shares peer-to-peer advice on how companies can craft a compelling ESG narrative.

Jeff Cossette talks to Nadya Malenko, associate professor of finance at the University of Michigan, about the potential conflict of interest proxy advisers face in selling their information to institutional investors, and what that means for companies. 

Starting with a recent theoretical study she conducted, Malenko discusses the influence of proxy advisers on institutional investors and how companies can mitigate the risk of potential bias. 

In this episode you will hear:

  • Highlights from the ESG Integration Forum – Europe
  • How to effectively deliver your ESG strategy to your investors
  • Why proxy advisers might benefit from creating controversy
  • What the practical implications are for institutional investors and companies
  • How companies can mitigate the impact of potential proxy advisers’ bias

The Ticker podcast provides listeners with insight into cutting-edge issues of the day for investor relations professionals. 

The series features interviews with IR experts bringing a global perspective, actionable insights and commentary on trending topics. These include sustainability, activism, corporate access, regulation and more. 

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