Iberdrola was undoubtedly the biggest winner at the IR Magazine Awards – Europe 2019, taking home three trophies including two of the night’s most coveted gongs: best overall IR and best investor relations officer for Ignacio Cuenca and Diego Morón (both in the large-cap category). The Bilbao-headquartered firm also picked up the award for best in sector among utilities companies, and was ranked number one in the Euro Top 100 – a position Iberdrola has now held for three years in a row.
So what makes the company stand out? Cuenca and Morón talk about the ways in which the IR team scope out potential new trends, one of which – ESG – they started focusing on years before many others in the profession. But they say that ultimately, it is the integration of IR as ‘a key element of Iberdrola’s strategy’ that makes the company popular with analysts and investors.