Technology & Social Media Monthly archive

Jul 29, 2022
The week in investor relations: BlackRock pulls back on E and S support, reporting losses from Russia’s war in Ukraine and Tesla volatility spurs creation of first hedged single-stock ETF
– According to Reuters (paywall), BlackRock reported a sharp drop in its support for environmental and social-related shareholder proposals, saying many were too prescriptive, while its backing for directors and executive pay held steady. BlackRock had warned in May it would back fewer shareholder proposals because many ...
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Jul 15, 2022
The week in investor relations: Global recession risk rising, Shell wants to boost shareholder returns and Levi Strauss & Co shifts reporting schedule to combat uncertainty
– The outlook for the global economy has ‘darkened significantly’ in recent months, the head of the IMF has warned, and the world faces an increasing risk of recession in the next 12 months, The Guardian reported. The commodity price shock from the war in Ukraine had exacerbated the cost-of-living cris...
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Jul 11, 2022
Rachel Martin of Severn Trent on embracing hybrid investor events
Severn Trent is ‘embracing’ the new normal of hybrid investor events, according to head of IR Rachel Martin. Speaking on the red-carpet at the IR Magazine Awards – Europe 2022, where the water utility was nominated for two prizes, Martin said a hybrid approach has been used for the company’s capital markets day and results announcements. The capital markets day, held in September last year, saw S...
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