Reporting Archive

Jul 21, 2022
Best Practice Report: How to add ESG talking points to your earnings call
ESG topics have often been considered as long-term-oriented. But a growing number of companies are raising ESG talking points on their earnings calls and ESG strategy is now a crucial component of corporate and investor communications. Analysis by FactSet of the S&P 500’s earnings calls from June 15 to September 5, 2021 shows there was a record high in the number of firms mentioning ESG – up to 150 companies.   ...
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Jul 20, 2022
What we learned at the IR Magazine Think Tank – Europe
For companies with projects in Russia, the war in Ukraine has been front of mind for their investors, senior IR officers heard at the IR Magazine Think Tank – Europe. Some companies found their exposure was decreasing before the invasion. However, attendees heard that investors have been vehemently against any continued interests in Russia: as one speaker put it, ‘there was no black or wh...
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Jul 15, 2022
How IR professionals can talk recession with Wall Street
With the S&P having the worst first half of a year since 1970 and interest rates spiking faster than they have in 35 years, the markets are clearly signaling concerns about the future of the economy and corporate profits. At the same time 77 percent of companies in the S&P 500 beat first-quarter estimates - a strong indication that many companies are not yet experiencing distressed business conditions. ...
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Jul 07, 2022
CLP Group discusses shift to double-materiality reporting
While the material topics didn’t change much between CLP’s 2020 and 2021 sustainability reports, the way the company discussed the key issues underwent a sizable shift, according to Hendrik Rosenthal, director of group sustainability at the Hong Kong-based power business. For the 2021 report, CLP deployed a double-materiality approach, explains Rosenthal in a video interview with IR Magazine (scroll down for video). ‘What’s relevant from an enterpri...
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Jul 05, 2022
CalSTRS wants broader Scope 3 inclusion in SEC climate plan
CalSTRS is pressing the SEC to go further with its climate risk disclosure plans by, among other things, throwing a wider net to take into account greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across companies’ value chains. The SEC in March proposed landmark rule changes that would require companies to disclose information about their governance of climate-related risks and how any climate-rela...
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Jun 27, 2022
Earnings announcements and date changes ‘most impactful’ events for investors, notes Wall Street Horizon survey
Investors have faced losses because earnings dates were missing, incorrect or had changed, according to annual research from Wall Street Horizon. With investors reportedly increasingly using corporate event data to get ahead of volatility, the firm says changes to earnings announcement dates ‘resulted in an increased number of losses’ c...
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