Case studies Archive

Mar 03, 2021
Investor interest in human capital issues up, say IROs
Investors are increasingly interested in human capital management (HCM) issues, according to new research from IR Magazine. Most IR teams say they have seen an increase in interest in HCM over the past two years, notes the Human Capital Management report. In fact, more than three quarters of IROs say they’ve been asked about these issues – which cover all ...
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Feb 25, 2021
Danaher and Medtronic lead push for healthcare and pharma nominations at IR Magazine Awards – US 2021
Award regulars Danaher and Medtronic are each up for four awards at the IR Magazine Awards – US 2021, in a year when 13 different healthcare and pharmaceutical companies share 21 nominations. The only other company to boast four award nods is Axon Enterprise, the Arizona-based inventor of the tazer, which develops technology and weapons products for the military, law enforcement and civilians. Axon is in the running for best overall investor relations (mid-cap), b...
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Feb 25, 2021
Leadership changes and ESG reporting: An award-winning 2020 for ARC Resources
ARC Resources is a heavyweight of the IR Magazine Awards – Canada, winning five awards in 2020, two in 2019 and six in 2018. But Kris Bibby, senior vice president and chief financial officer, says that ‘change in 2020 was quite drastic – we had a CEO and CFO transition and a very active capital market program’. Indeed, Van Dafoe retired in February 2020 and was succeeded by Bibby as the company’s CFO, while Myron Stadnyk retired in April 2020, giving the IR team...
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Feb 11, 2021
Repsol: Communicating the journey to net-zero emissions
In December 2019 Repsol became the first major oil and gas company to announce a commitment to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. Since then, other major European energy companies have made similar announcements. When revealing the goal, it was important to talk about not just the end-objective but also the steps the company will take to get there, explains Ramon Álvarez-Pedrosa, head of IR at Repsol, in a best practice video conducted in the run-up to the ...
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Feb 10, 2021
Borregaard takes low-key approach when discussing role in fight against Covid-19
Last year many companies found themselves suddenly working as part of the Covid-19 relief effort given their specialties in certain areas.  One example is Borregaard, the Norwegian chemicals company. Two smaller parts of its business – bioethanol and sodium hypochlorite – are used in disinfectant products, particularly ethanol, which is used in hand and equipment sanitizer. In a best-practice interview, conducted in the run-up to the ...
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Feb 04, 2021
ESG focus accelerating in Brazil, says Agnes Blanco Querido of Morrow Sodali
As investors up their focus on ESG, Brazilian companies are finding themselves more and more in the spotlight.  Home to 60 percent of the Amazon rainforest, Brazil (and its issuers) will always be at the center of discussions around climate change. The Covid-19 pandemic and Black Lives Matter movement, meanwhile, have thrown renewed attention on Brazil’s high level of social inequality.  Last year investors ...
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Jan 26, 2021
IR budgets drop by 16 percent as companies rein in costs during pandemic, finds global survey
Investor relations budgets declined notably over the last year as companies responded to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to new research from IR Magazine.  The average budget, excluding staff costs, dropped 16 percent to $329,000, finds the IR Magazine Global Investor Relations Practice Report 2020.  The report is based on a global survey of more than 900 IR professionals, with responses collected between the first and third quarters of 2...
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Jan 15, 2021
The week in investor relations: ICE’s former IR lead, incoming SEC chair and voting for diversity
– The DealBook newsletter from The New York Times focused on the political ‘entanglements’ of the NYSE and parent company Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), where Senator Kelly Loeffler, the Georgia Republican who lost her seat in last week’s run-off election, previously led investor relations. Looking at the hefty political donations from Jeffrey Spre...
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