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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.

Join a group of experts for a webinar on best practice sustainability communications, which will cover areas including:

- 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

Tuesday, November 22, 2016
8.00 am PST / 11.00 am EST / 4.00 pm GMT / 5.00 pm CET
Duration: 30 minutes
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    8.00 am PST / 11.00 am EST / 4.00 pm GMT / 5.00 pm CET
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    While the impact of Mifid II remains to be seen, some commentators estimate the research industry in Europe could shrink by a third, with some brokers pulling back from full coverage.

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    - 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
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    8.00 am PST / 11.00 am EST / 3.00 pm GMT / 4.00 pm CET
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    Tuesday, October 11, 2016
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    8.00 am PST / 11.00 am EST / 4.00 pm BST / 5.00 pm CET
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    Exchange-traded funds represent the future of asset management, thanks to their ability to provide investors safe and liquid exposure to multiple asset classes. Some experts believe that total ETF assets under management may increase to as much as $10 trillion over the next five to eight years, up from a bit more than $3 trillion currently. Despite their furious growth, ETFs remain a mystery to most IROs.

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    7.00 am PST / 10.00 am EST / 3.00 pm BST / 4.00 pm CET
    Duration: 30 minutes

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    - How to easily identify periods when your stock traded at an unusually large premium or discount
    - How positive and negative earnings surprises and key news stories have been influencing relative valuation over time
    - How to access current news and research for your stock and its peers
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    - How to tell your valuation story to institutional investors

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    This event is free to attend.
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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

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