Reporting Monthly archive

Dec 20, 2021
IR papers: Investors and analysts can glean information from tone of voice and what’s left unsaid
While IROs claim to be exceptionally careful about what they disclose in private meetings, mounting evidence suggests some investors continue to profit from informational ‘leakage’. Now we know why. The results of a new study suggest this very conscientiousness may, ironically, work to promote selective disclosure to preferred audiences. ‘Both the SEC and NIRI encourage greater pre-meeting preparation and consideration of materiality as effective wa...
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Dec 20, 2021
How large-scale investor events are changing with the times
If 2020 led to a whole slew of companies cancelling their larger-scale investor meetings, then 2021 was the year in which many of the world’s largest-cap corporations came back fighting. We’ve seen a whole new desire to experiment in 2021 as companies have truly got back into the investor relations saddle and taken their story out to investors – often in virtual formats. That has led to a wide range of best practices developing and various trends emerging. We ...
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Dec 14, 2021
Norway oil fund: ‘We divested from 43 companies this year’
A new pre-screening assessment introduced by Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM), which manages Norway’s sovereign wealth fund (SWF), has resulted in the fund refraining from investment in nine companies. Earlier this year NBIM said it would begin to ‘systematically assess the sustainability risk of companies that will enter the fund’s equity index’. That new system came into place in June with 442 companies assessed to date. Although specifics a...
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Dec 10, 2021
Comment: How IR can drive your ESG reporting journey
It's no surprise that most companies are struggling to make sense of the increasing web of interconnected ESG disclosure frameworks, standards, codes and rules. At the same time, the complexity of the ESG rating landscape compounds the challenge of what to report, and how. As a result, more clients are asking us how best to get st...
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