Case studies Monthly archive

Dec 22, 2020
Why the winners won: IR Magazine Awards – Canada 2020
On October 19, the Canadian IR community logged in to join the first ever virtual IR Magazine Awards – Canada. Hundreds of people tuned into the event, which built on the success of the virtual IR Magazine Awards in the US and Europe. There were 27 trophies presented on the night, each with an acceptance speech. In the article below, we highlight many of the winners’ stories and hear how these leading IR teams have navigated the Covid-19 pandemic. Winners...
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Dec 14, 2020
Why the winners won: IR Magazine Awards – US 2020
From introducing your new CFO virtually to completing a merger almost a year later than expected (and in the midst of a global pandemic) or working out the best way to stream robot surgery on a cadaver, US IR professionals have been facing the old, new and unusual challenges thrown up by 2020. In a virtual awards event held in September, the top IR teams were revealed from across the US, with winners named either in the researched categories – decided by a survey ...
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Dec 14, 2020
Why the winners won: IR Magazine Awards – Europe 2020
In the year that IR truly went virtual, it was only fitting that the IR Magazine Awards – Europe did the same. In October we held our first virtual awards for the European IR community, featuring video acceptance speeches, real-time competitions and 29 prizes for the best IR practitioners in the region. As with other IR Magazine Awards, the gongs were split into two categories. In the awards-by-research categories, the runners-up and winners were decided by a surv...
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Dec 08, 2020
Facebook among thousands of companies weighing EU data protection legal risks
A long-standing court battle between Facebook Ireland and Austrian lawyer Max Schrems has spilled over into the corporate world, threatening to disrupt thousands of companies from tech to pharma and retail. ‘Every element of the business has to ultimately worry about this and the potential for one of these claims,’ says Warren Allen, associate general counsel at New York-based Diligent Corp software company. ‘Privacy is pretty critical to the goodwill and the ...
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Dec 08, 2020
CP All and Indorama Ventures win big at IR Magazine Awards – South East Asia
IR Magazine has announced the winners of the IR Magazine Awards – South East Asia 2020. CP All and Indorama Ventures, both based in Thailand, won three awards each.  CP All took home the trophies for best overall investor relations (large cap), best IR officer (large cap) for Jiraphan Thongtan and best IR in the consumer staples sector. Indorama claimed best overall investor relations (mid-cap), best IR officer (mid-cap) for Vikash Jalan and best ...
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Dec 03, 2020
Last word: Budgeting in the time of Covid-19
As the world continues to reel from the impacts the coronavirus pandemic has wrought on our lives – both professionally and privately – IR professionals might be forgiven for breathing a small sigh of relief when it comes to balancing their budgets for the coming year. Though it is clearly no replacement for meeting with investors face to face, logging zero expenditure for airfares, hotel bookings, dining out and roaming cellphone charges is certainly a win. Bu...
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Dec 02, 2020
Covid-19: Big pharma to the rescue
‘The scrutiny is extraordinarily high,’ says Nick Mazing, director of research at Sentieo, talking about the media and market focus on pharmaceuticals and biotech firms involved in the fight against Covid-19. ‘And it’s not just scrutiny. It is interference.’ As the world waits with hope for big pharma and its smaller, more dynamic biotech cou...
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