Veteran financial journalist Jeff Cossette spends time with the world’s most interesting IR thinkers for actionable insights and commentary on trending topics like sustainability, activism, corporate access, regulation, and more. In the car, on the daily commute or on the road, the Ticker podcast is the sound of the global investor relations community.
How investors are driving the focus on ESG issues: Ticker 120
IR Magazine's Jeff Cossette talks to Brian Matt, director and head of ESG for the Americas at IHS Markit, about new research on how Covid-19 has accelerated the focus of companies and their stakeholders on ESG
In this podcast, you’ll hear about:
– How capital markets are set to drive a sustainable recovery
– The growing importance of stakeholder capitalism
– How smaller asset managers are increasingly integrating ESG issues
– The potential impact of a Biden presidency on ESG disclosure in the US
The golden age of video IR: Ticker 119
IR Magazine’s Jeff Cossette talks to Wayne Baker, faculty director at the Center for Positive Organizations at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. An expert on a lot of things, including what makes social networks work, Baker has put together a list of practical recommendations that you can put to use to design, manage and run the sort of virtual meetings that make people really relate.
Battling uncertainty in the cannabis sector: Ticker 118
IR Magazine talks to Jeffrey Goldberger, managing partner at KCSA Strategic Communications, about investor communications in the cannabis sector. Goldberger is bullish on pot. But, he warns, in today’s uncertain world, transparency trades at a premium. And in an industry struggling with so many fundamental — even existential — questions, that makes IR more relevant than ever.
The importance of debt IR: Ticker 117
IR Magazine’s Jeff Cossette talks with Robert Winters, senior managing director at Alpha IR Group, about communicating with debt investors. Winters says companies often only engage with debt holders when they need to and, as a result, this important investor group can feel ignored. He explains how companies can embed debt IR within the finance function and ways to stay on top of debt-investor sentiment.
Why Spacs need an ‘aggressive’ IR strategy: Ticker 116
IR Magazine’s Jeff Cossette talks with Phil Denning, a partner at ICR, about the growth of special purpose acquisition companies (Spacs), which last year recorded 59 IPOs in the US. They discuss how regulatory changes led to a booming Spac market and why companies require an ‘aggressive’ approach to IR as they transition out of the Spac structure.
How companies should prepare for disinformation attacks: Ticker 115
IR Magazine’s Jeff Cossette talks with Antonio Ortolani, a media analytics and measurement consultant at Brunswick Group, about the threat to companies from disinformation attacks, including so-called deep-fake videos, and how they can protect themselves.