IR Magazine Fall 2022 Issue

Accelerating your success

Welcome IR professionals, new and experienced, to IR Magazine

It’s been a pleasure to meet so many newcomers to IR this year at our in-person events and hear directly from them about the passions, issues and concerns they have in the IR space. We want to accelerate your success in IR in these uncertain times, starting by tackling head-on in our cover story the high-stakes conversations being held anxiously behind so many closed doors – should corporates take social stands (see Mind your own business)?

Discover what companies are doing to find and keep IROs like you in a tough job market (see Desperately seeking IROs) and read what first impressions new IR arrival Emily Holden at Oxford Biomedica has of the profession (see Six-month review).

From youth to experience, then, as award-winning IR veteran Ricardo Jiménez shares how he enhanced investor engagement and how you can, too, in the first of our new series for newcomers (see How to engage your investor as a customer). And Mikel van Beek, IR manager for Shell, reveals the crisis-management actions his team took when Russia invaded Ukraine (see IR at war).

We also sit down with NIRI board chair Victoria Sivrais and newly appointed CEO and president Matt Brusch for their views on the proxy season, ESG, market volatility and more (see The view from the top).

We delve deeper in the proxy season (see Quite the proxy picture) and speak to a variety of industry professionals about the record-breaking number of ESG shareholder proposals seeking disclosure and action from US companies, despite lower average levels of support. We reveal the factors at play you need to know and ask: what’s next?

Discover how you can use your website to best engage with retail investors in our new research report (see IR Websites) then find out how IROs use their investor relations websites to engage retail shareholders (see A site for more eyes).

Couldn’t get to our popular in-person forums, think tanks and awards in Toronto, London and New York? Or so much to digest at once? We don’t want you to miss out on the wealth of insights and trends debated so be sure to read our roundup of the big takeaways and winners from the events. Enjoy your IR Magazine!

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