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IR Magazine Webinar - Corporate sustainability & the IRO

Recent growth in ESG indices across regions and strategies illustrates that global investors are exploring ways to integrate ESG factors into their investments – aiming to generate not only positive returns but also positive impact.

Furthermore, investors representing trillions of dollars around the world are asking the SEC to approach corporate reporting on ESG issues as it would any other financial disclosure issue. Investors are also beginning to recognize that companies with strong ESG performance constitute sustainable long-term investments.

- Communicating long-term stability – how to take the focus away from short-term fluctuations
- Integrating ESG into established IR programs and coping with the surge in investor interest
- Telling your ESG story – building your knowledge base and responding efficiently to questions
- Applying standard IR disciplines such as investor analysis, targeting and communications to sustainability and corporate governance issues
- Focusing on key issues that are material to the business and have the potential to affect long-term value creation

Speakers include:

- Gregory Elders, senior Bloomberg Intelligence ESG analyst, Bloomberg
- Tim Human, editor, IR Magazine
- Manjit Jus, head of sustainability application & operations, RobecoSAM

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    8.00 am PST / 11.00 am EST / 4.00 pm BST / 5.00 pm CET
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    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?

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    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.

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  • IR Magazine Webinar – Small-cap IR: Q&A with the Investment Community Recorded: Apr 12 2018 59 mins
    IR Magazine
    Thursday, April 12, 2018
    10.30 am BST / 11.30 am CET
    Duration: 60 minutes

    As Mifid II exacerbates the pressure on small and micro-cap firms to be noticed by investors and analysts, join us on this timely Q&A session with the investment community on what makes for effective IR and how this shifting landscape makes it important for IROs to be prepared to meet these changes.

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    The discussion will be followed by a short awards ceremony to recognize those leading the way in IR excellence at small-cap companies.

    IR Magazine 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. Your data will be processed in accordance with IR Magazine’s privacy policy: www.irmagazine.com/privacy
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    IR Magazine and Bloomberg
    The last year has seen considerable attention focused on the growing demands from institutional investors for companies to make new ESG-based disclosures. Amid the focus on environmental and governance issues, there has been less discussion of social issues. But more investors are looking for disclosure in this area, and one of the key challenges for companies and their IR teams is deciding on and delivering the right data.

    In this webinar, a panel of industry specialists will examine what investors want to know, and how IR practitioners can ensure their company is telling the right story in the most effective way.

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    • Lee O’Dwyer, team leader for West Coast regional sales, Bloomberg
    • Brian Rice, portfolio manager, CalSTRS

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  • IR Magazine Webinar ‒ AI: Opportunities and best practices for IR teams Recorded: Mar 19 2018 38 mins
    IR Magazine and Q4
    Monday, March 19, 2018
    9.00 am PST / 12.00 pm EST / 4.00 pm GMT / 5.00 pm CET
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Artificial intelligence (AI) is quickly moving from the realm of science fiction to that of science fact. IR teams need to understand how best they can harness its potential – such as in surveillance and activism contexts – which tools are available to them and how best to use them to help with workflow and accuracy of data.

    Our panel of experts will provide actionable intelligence for IR practitioners on AI-related issues including:

    • Understanding the nature of AI and machine learning
    • What types of tools IR teams using in areas such as surveillance, and how they compare with previous resources
    • What benefit AI tools offer to IR professionals and how IROs can make best use of them
    • What are the potential future uses of AI and what tools would IROs like to see?

    Speakers include:

    • Bisser Alexandrov, investor relations manager, Solvay
    • Adam Frederick, senior vice president of intelligence, Q4
    • Gregg Lampf, vice president of investor relations, Ciena
    • Moderator: Ben Maiden, editor, IR Magazine
    • Kimberly Stewart, head of investor relations, Solvay

    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
  • IR Magazine Webinar – Preparing your investors for revenue recognition Recorded: Feb 26 2018 46 mins
    IR Magazine and Intelligize
    Monday, February 26, 2018
    8.00 am PST / 11.00 am EST / 4.00 pm GMT / 5.00 pm CET
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Many US companies are grappling with FASB’s changes to reporting revenue. These changes have a knock-on effect for the analysts who cover you as internal models need to be updated and revenue needs to be recalculated.

    At Microsoft, the IR and accounting teams recognized the risks of the revenue recognition changes early. By starting early, they were able to address investor and analyst concerns, provide dedicated resources around revenue recognition, and clearly inform their investors and analysts of what the changes meant for them. The teams were recently presented with the Pacesetters of the Year award for excellence in financial reporting. Join this webinar for practical tips on navigating this accounting change and how you, as IR professionals, can keep your investors updated.

    Speakers include:

    • Ben Ashwell, digital editor, IR Magazine
    • Kristin Chester, senior financial manager of investor relations, Microsoft
    • Stacy Harrington, director of corporate revenue assurance, Microsoft

    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: www.irmagazine.com/privacy and Intelligize's privacy policy: www.intelligize.com/privacy-policy
  • IR Magazine Webinar – IR and the C-suite: A crucial relationship Recorded: Nov 15 2017 45 mins
    IR Magazine and Bloomberg
    Building a trusted rapport with their CEO and CFO is crucial for IROs, who act as advisers on company messaging and capital markets, and whose credibility with investors and analysts is based on being in the loop.

    Depending on their company’s culture and their C-suite’s level of buy-in for IR, some IROs may need to make a case for senior management to dedicate time to roadshows, investor conferences or interaction during site visits. They should also strive to make productive use of a CEO’s or CFO’s time spent on IR.

    From a careers perspective, IR is increasingly considered a must-have experience for finance professionals wanting to step up to the CFO role.

    A group of experts will discuss fundamental issues on the IR/C-suite relationship, including:

    •Tips for IROs on building a stronger relationship founded on trust
    •Best practices for an effective collaboration between IR and the CEO/CFO
    •How to get senior management on board for investor-facing activities
    •How the C-suite assesses the effectiveness of an IR program
    •What skills CEOs/CFOs are looking for when hiring an IRO

    Speakers include:

    • Matthew Bloxham, senior analyst, Bloomberg Intelligence
    • Candice de Monts-Petit, deputy editor, IR Magazine
    • Gerbrand Nijman, group CFO, Global Telecom Holding
    • Tabitha Zane, Vice president, investor relations, TopBuild

    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
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Originally launched in 1988 by the Economist Group, IR Magazine is essential reading for executives around the world and helps investor relations professionals globally achieve more in their IR programmes, benchmark their efforts and connect to their peers in the IR community. For more information, please visit www.irmagazine.com

This webinar series is part of our commitment to providing ongoing education to the IR community. Working with various experts in their field, join the thought-leadership discussions on key issues affecting investor relations, guides to best practice and much, much more.

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