Covid-19 Update report now available

Jul 05, 2021

IR Magazine has released its second report into how Covid-19 has affected investor relations. It revisits the subject one year on from the Covid-19 and IR report, which looked at the early stages of the pandemic.

 

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The new report examines how IR has adapted to changes as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic as well as company and wider economic performance during this time. It also looks forward to IR’s post-pandemic future and examines what IROs and investors think the lasting effects of the pandemic will be.

Key findings

  • Increased virtual meetings/events is the change to working practices that has had the greatest impact during the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Reduced travel has created greater challenges for IROs and investors in Asia than in North America or Europe.
  • The overwhelming majority of both IROs and investors believe the experience of the Covid-19 pandemic will lead to a permanent change in working practices.
  • More than two thirds of companies have done better over the past year than they expected to at the onset of the pandemic.
  • More IROs expect to see an increase rather than a decrease in resources as we come out of the pandemic, although most expect resources to remain the same.
  • A third of investors in Europe and Asia have changed their investment approach as a consequence of Covid-19.
  • Most investors and IROs agree that Covid-19 has increased the importance of ESG.
  • More than two thirds of respondents recognize that economic performance over the course of the Covid-19 pandemic has been better than expected.
  • The majority of respondents are concerned about a rise in interest rates in the near future.
  • An overwhelming majority of respondents agree that the economic measures taken to combat Covid-19 will have a lasting economic effect.

The report is based on 255 interviews with our research panel of IROs, investors and analysts, conducted in May 2021.

 

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This report is available only to IR Essentials, IR Advanced and IR Intel subscribers to IR Magazine

 

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