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  • IR Magazine webinar – Putting the ‘S’ in ESG
    IR Magazine webinar – Putting the ‘S’ in ESG
    IR Magazine, Corporate Secretary and Intelligize Recorded: Mar 21 2019 53 mins
    How your business operates within a broad societal context is core to the longevity of your business. Larry Fink’s 2019 letter to CEOs highlights that profits and purpose are inextricably linked. When looking at ESG issues, social impacts are often lumped in with environmental and governance issues – but investors are increasingly seeking deeper information about a company’s social impacts as a stand-alone consideration.

    A new generation of retail investors is increasingly concerned about topics like executive remuneration, board diversity or social and human rights issues throughout a company’s supply chain. New index products have appeared that screen for firms with good practices. Furthermore, the pool of institutional investors that integrate ESG factors into their investment and voting decisions is rapidly growing, as is the expectation for companies to incorporate a social narrative into their equity story, and disclose information on social factors – something that is notoriously hard to quantify.

    IR Magazine has partnered with Intelligize to deliver you this webinar. IR Magazine and Intelligize will process your personal data for purposes connected with your attendance at the webinar and may send you marketing communications and information that may be of interest to you, as permitted under applicable law. You may choose to unsubscribe at any time by email with ‘unsubscribe’ in the subject line or by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link in any email from us or Intelligize. Your data will be processed in accordance with IR Magazine’s privacy policy: https://www.irmagazine.com/privacy and Intelligize’s privacy policy: https://www.intelligize.com/privacy-policy/
  • IR Magazine Webinar – Why cannabis firms could be the next big thing
    IR Magazine Webinar – Why cannabis firms could be the next big thing
    IR Magazine and Bloomberg Recorded: Mar 14 2019 46 mins
    The growing tide of support behind the legalization of cannabis – whether for medical or recreational use – is already transforming the face of the capital markets in North America. Where the drug was once bought and sold on street corners, lawmakers are now waking up to the potential benefits of marijuana – and the lucrative market the plant is steadily creating.

    Once the preserve of small ‘mom-and-pop’ operations, cannabis is rapidly becoming a multi-billion dollar industry, with both its own players – the likes of Canopy Growth Corp, Tilray and Aurora Cannabis – and a growing trend of large consolidating brands moving into the space. In fact, the industry could be worth $100 bn within 10 years, according to recent estimations.

    In this IR Magazine Webinar, held in association with Bloomberg, expert panelists will dive into the trends that define the cannabis industry, the wave of state approvals that could lead the way to federal legalization, and the implications the blooming industry has for the future role of IR.

    IR Magazine has partnered with Bloomberg to deliver you this webinar. IR Magazine and Bloomberg will process your personal data for purposes connected with your attendance at the webinar and may send you marketing communications and information that may be of interest to you, as permitted under applicable law. You may choose to unsubscribe at any time by email with ‘unsubscribe’ in the subject line or by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link in any email from us or Bloomberg. Your data will be processed in accordance with IR Magazine’s privacy policy: https://www.irmagazine.com/privacy and Bloomberg’s privacy policy: https://www.bloomberg.com/notices/privacy/
  • IR Magazine Webinar - Getting roadshows right in a changing landscape
    IR Magazine Webinar - Getting roadshows right in a changing landscape
    IR Magazine and Q4 Recorded: Jan 24 2019 52 mins
    Much has been made in recent months of the way Mifid II is likely to place barriers in the way of successfully setting up non-deal roadshows (NDRs), or roadshow meetings, with investors. The expectation is that roadshows will not only involve more figurative legwork to get up and running but also more physical legwork – involving longer periods of travel time as sell-side assistance with scheduling meetings becomes rarer.

    In this webinar, speakers are invited to discuss in detail how to use what IROs already know and combine it with the new tools and services filling the space left by the sell side to ensure a sufficient number of meaningful interactions still take place. Speakers will explain best practices for drafting target client lists and outsourcing to the best alternative brokerages in the market. The aim of the discussion will ultimately be to unpack how IROs can embrace and own their newly center-stage role in the current environment without becoming overwhelmed and overburdened.

    IR Magazine has partnered with Q4 to deliver you this webinar. IR Magazine and Q4 will process your personal data for purposes connected with your attendance at the webinar and may send you marketing communications and information that may be of interest to you, as permitted under applicable law. You may choose to unsubscribe at any time by email with ‘unsubscribe’ in the subject line or by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link in any email from us or Q4. Your data will be processed in accordance with IR Magazine’s privacy policy: https://www.irmagazine.com/privacy and Q4’s privacy policy: https://www.q4inc.com/privacy-policy/default.aspx
  • Corporate Secretary webinar - Looking ahead: How GRC teams can prep for 2019
    Corporate Secretary webinar - Looking ahead: How GRC teams can prep for 2019
    Corporate Secretary and Nasdaq Recorded: Dec 18 2018 43 mins
    Tuesday, December 18, 2018
    8.00 am PST / 11.00 am EST / 4.00 pm GMT / 5.00 pm CET
    Duration: 30 minutes
    As the end of 2018 approaches, GRC teams are already turning their attention to the challenges and opportunities they and their companies face in the year ahead. Join Corporate Secretary and Nasdaq to gain insight and advice on some of the key areas you and your colleagues should be considering as you prepare for 2019.

    Our panel of experts will discuss issues including:
    •Technology – The growing number of virtual/hybrid shareholder meetings and new cyber-security challenges
    •Human capital – Board influence on issues such as workforce diversity, fair employment practices and understanding progressive movements such as #MeToo
    •ESG – Potential topics for shareholder votes in the upcoming proxy season and the focus on ‘E’ and ‘S’

    Short, sharp and packed with expert insight, this webinar will get you up to speed on these critical issues in just 30 minutes. Sign up to BrightTALK to view this essential briefing and be informed of future webinars produced by Corporate Secretary.

    Corporate Secretary has partnered with Nasdaq to deliver you this webinar. Corporate Secretary and Nasdaq will process your personal data for purposes connected with your attendance at the webinar and may send you marketing communications and information that may be of interest to you, as permitted under applicable law. You may choose to unsubscribe at any time by email with ‘unsubscribe’ in the subject line or by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link in any email from us or Nasdaq. Your data will be processed in accordance with Corporate Secretary's privacy policy: www.corporatesecretary.com/content/privacy-policy and Nasdaq’s privacy policy: www.business.nasdaq.com/privacy-statement
  • IR Magazine Webinar - Understanding ETFs and indexes: What do you need to know?
    IR Magazine Webinar - Understanding ETFs and indexes: What do you need to know?
    IR Magazine and Bloomberg Recorded: Dec 13 2018 41 mins
    Are exchange-traded funds (ETFs) a danger to the stock market? Or a natural progression driven by the needs and wants of institutional investors and their clients? One thing is certainly true: inflows into ETFs, index funds and similar products are increasing month on month. In April 2018 alone, passive US equity funds took $18.2 bn of inflows, while active funds suffered $11.4 bn in outflows.

    In a bid to understand this investment discipline, this IR Magazine Webinar, held in association with Blooomberg, will aim to find answers to these questions and more with the aid of our panel of expert speakers.

    This webinar will look at:
    •What ETFs are, how they work and why inflows are increasing
    •Understanding index investor behavior, and whether the term ‘passive’ is accurate
    •The role of ESG and other themes for passive fund managers
    •The tools you can use to examine the investment decisions made by passive funds

    Short, sharp and packed with expert insight, this webinar will get you up to speed on these critical issues in just 30 minutes. Sign up to view this essential briefing and be informed of future webinars produced by IR Magazine.

    IR Magazine has partnered with Bloomberg to deliver you this webinar. IR Magazine and Bloomberg will process your personal data for purposes connected with your attendance at the webinar and may send you marketing communications and information that may be of interest to you, as permitted under applicable law. You may choose to unsubscribe at any time by email with ‘unsubscribe’ in the subject line or by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link in any email from us or Bloomberg. Your data will be processed in accordance with IR Magazine’s privacy policy: www.irmagazine.com/privacy and Bloomberg’s privacy policy: www.bloomberg.com/notices/privacy
  • Corporate Secretary Webinar – Making the most of the proxy statement summary
    Corporate Secretary Webinar – Making the most of the proxy statement summary
    Corporate Secretary and Labrador Recorded: Nov 6 2018 37 mins
    Investors are demanding that proxy statements include a greater range of information. In turn, companies need to disclose that information – and tell their story – in the most effective way. One solution is to create a ‘next-generation proxy summary’ that includes an extended summary spelling out the key information investors need. This can be used as part of the proxy statement and as a stand-alone document.

    Our panel of experts will discuss how governance teams can make the best use of the extended summary in managing relationships with shareholders. Topics for discussion will include:
    - What information should the extended summary include? What do investors want, and how should governance teams research what this is?
    - What are some of the new best ways to present that information?
    - How can governance and investor relations (IR) teams work best together and with other functions (the board, HR, IT, management and outside vendors) in preparing the extended summary?
    - How can governance and IR teams use the summary during the approach to the AGM and outside of proxy season? How can it best be delivered as a stand-alone document?
    - What is the best way to get feedback on your summary from investors to improve it for the following year?

    Corporate Secretary has partnered with Labrador to deliver you this webinar. Corporate Secretary and Labrador will process your personal data for purposes connected with your attendance at the webinar and may send you marketing communications and information that may be of interest to you, as permitted under applicable law. You may choose to unsubscribe at any time by email with ‘unsubscribe’ in the subject line or by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link in any email from us or Labrador. Your data will be processed in accordance with Corporate Secretary's privacy policy: www.corporatesecretary.com/content/privacy-policy and Labrador’s privacy policy: https://www.labrador-company.com/privacy-copyright%20-policy/
  • Corporate Secretary Webinar – How are you handling cyber-security?
    Corporate Secretary Webinar – How are you handling cyber-security?
    Corporat Secretary and Nasdaq Recorded: Oct 30 2018 45 mins
    Tuesday, October 30, 2018
    8.00 am PST / 11.00 am EST / 3.00 pm GMT / 4.00 pm CET
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Join Corporate Secretary and Nasdaq for a discussion on cyber-security.

    Our expert speakers will discuss:

    • Cyber-risk and the responsibilities of the board
    • Why cyber-risk is different from other types of risk
    • Embedding cyber-risk in corporate governance practices
    • Role of the corporate secretary/governance professional on information provided to the board on cyber-risk
    • Board member education/preparedness
    • Board member recruitment in looking for expertise/experience in cyber-security
    • Board reporting – what the board needs to know

    Speakers include:
    • Moderator: Ben Maiden, editor, Corporate Secretary
    • Martyn Chapman, head of strategy, Nasdaq Governance Solutions
    • John Reed Stark, president, John Reed Stark Consulting

    Short, sharp and packed with expert insight, this webinar will get you up to speed on these critical issues in just 30 minutes. Sign up to BrightTALK to view this essential briefing and be informed of future webinars produced by Corporate Secretary.

    Corporate Secretary has partnered with Nasdaq to deliver you this webinar. Corporate Secretary and Nasdaq will process your personal data for purposes connected with your attendance at the webinar and may send you marketing communications and information that may be of interest to you, as permitted under applicable law. You may choose to unsubscribe at any time by email with ‘unsubscribe’ in the subject line or by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link in any email from us or Nasdaq. Your data will be processed in accordance with Corporate Secretary's privacy policy: www.corporatesecretary.com/content/privacy-policy and Nasdaq’s privacy policy: www.business.nasdaq.com/privacy-statement
  • IR Magazine Webinar - Keep control of the company narrative in social media age
    IR Magazine Webinar - Keep control of the company narrative in social media age
    IR Magazine and sponsored by Bloomberg Recorded: Sep 25 2018 51 mins
    This webinar will explore how it is vitally important to keep a consistent and unified narrative across and throughout the organization when a crisis hits on social media.

    Explore the examples of crisis situations:
    The recent abusive Elon Musk twitter postings and the Papa John’s racist storm:
    What went wrong for these to happen?
    How could these have been dealt with more effectively from an IRO perspective?
    Is there a limit to how the IRO can control the company narrative once these comments have been made?

    Team working and strategy:
    Why IROs should monitor social media posts about their companies.
    How can this be done effectively?
    How can the IRO put social media at the heart of the overall IRO strategy?

    A practical guide to different approaches to social media posting:
    The instant reply: ensuring a comment is addressed immediately, in real time.
    The promotion of the company via positive PR and good news
    The CEO commenting on the business: a good use of senior management being involved and visible
    The IRO addressing a specific audience: keeping on message and ensuring a select audience knows the established company message
    Explore in turn, the benefits of each approach

    The IRO dilemma: social media scope and limits
    What is suitable for the IRO to convey on social media? Even in a crisis.

    IR Magazine has partnered with Bloomberg to deliver you this webinar. IR Magazine and Bloomberg will process your personal data for purposes connected with your attendance at the webinar and may send you marketing communications and information that may be of interest to you, as permitted under applicable law. You may choose to unsubscribe at any time by email with ‘unsubscribe’ in the subject line or by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link in any email from us or Bloomberg. Your data will be processed in accordance with IR Magazine’s privacy policy: https://www.irmagazine.com/privacy and Bloomberg’s privacy policy: www.bloomberg.com/notices/privacy/.
  • IR Magazine Webinar – Maximizing the impact of investor targeting techniques
    IR Magazine Webinar – Maximizing the impact of investor targeting techniques
    IR Magazine and sponsored by Q4 Recorded: Sep 20 2018 61 mins
    Thursday, September 20, 2018
    8.00 am PST / 11.00 am EST / 4.00 pm BST / 5.00 pm CET
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Investor targeting is one of the most crucial pillars of a strong IR program, and a comprehensive approach can boost your company’s liquidity, visibility and more. Indeed, more than a quarter (26 percent) of the nominees for the recent IR Magazine Awards – Europe 2018 say that if they had more cash, they would spend it on investor targeting. Almost a third (32 percent) say this is where they would dedicate the extra resources if they had a larger team.

    In this webinar, a panel of experts from across the capital markets will look at how investor targeting techniques have evolved in recent years, and look at how they can:
    – Boost the accuracy and ROI of your targeting efforts
    – Fully understand the behavior of your investor base
    – Help to identify new investors or international pools of money
    – Enable your company to remain visible in a post-Mifid II world, or amid other changes to the sell side
    – Save you time through pipeline and workload management
    – Let you report more comprehensively to the board

    Short, sharp and packed with expert insight, this webinar will get you up to speed on these critical issues in just 30 minutes. Sign up to BrightTALK to view this essential briefing and be informed of future webinars produced by IR Magazine.

    IR Magazine has partnered with Q4 to deliver you this webinar. IR Magazine and Q4 will process your personal data for purposes connected with your attendance at the webinar and may send you marketing communications and information that may be of interest to you, as permitted under applicable law. You may choose to unsubscribe at any time by email with ‘unsubscribe’ in the subject line or by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link in any email from us or Q4. Your data will be processed in accordance with IR Magazine’s privacy policy: www.irmagazine.com/privacy and Q4's privacy policy: www.q4inc.com/privacy-policy.
  • Webinar - ESG matters: materiality and a growing list of questions
    Webinar - ESG matters: materiality and a growing list of questions
    Presented by IR Magazine & Corporate Secretary and sponsored by Intelligize Recorded: Jun 26 2018 57 mins
    Tuesday, June 26, 2018
    8.00 am PST / 11.00 am EST / 4.00 pm BST / 5.00 pm CET
    Duration: 30 minutes

    The debate around ESG is one of the most compelling in the IR world at the moment: are governance teams at large institutional investors dictating a narrative that is unrepresentative of the broader investment community or are investors genuinely broadening their assessment of what they deem to be material for their investment process?

    What is clear is that ESG is much more of a talking point on earnings calls and in other forums between investors and issuers, according to data from Intelligize. In this webinar we will explore how IR teams and corporate secretaries are working together to ensure that their company is well prepared for investor questions on ESG – whether they come from portfolio managers or governance teams.

    Speakers include:

    •Moderator: Ben Ashwell, digital editor, IR Magazine
    •David Burdziuk, director of IR, Suncor Energy
    •Marc Butler, director of thought leadership, Intelligize
    •Sally Curley, founder and CEO, Curley Global IR (CGIR)


    Short, sharp and packed with expert insight, this webinar will get you up to speed on these critical issues in just 30 minutes. Sign up to BrightTALK to view this essential briefing and be informed of future webinars produced by IR Magazine and Corporate Secretary.

    Holders of the NIRI IRC® credential can earn 1 professional development unit (PDU) per webinar. IRC-credentialed speakers may also earn PDUs. More information is available at www.niri.org/certification.

    IR Magazine and Intelligize will process your personal data for purposes connected with your attendance at the webinar and may send you marketing communications and information that may be of interest to you, as permitted under applicable law. You can unsubscribe at any time via the emails you receive. IR Magazine’s privacy policy: https://www.irmagazine.com/privacy and Intelligize’s privacy policy: https://www.intelligize.com/privacy-policy/

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