Case studies Monthly archive

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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