‘When it rains, it pours’ might be the mantra for companies trying to weather a downturn only to find that they’ve become the target of a shareholder activist. Many experts believe that tough economic times lead to an uptick in activism simply because poor performers are so easy to find.
As these reporting worlds converge, IR professionals will be increasingly tasked to produce CSR reports and speak to the impact of improving CSR/sustainability performance on overall corporate health. Here are a few things IR people should know:
It’s long been known that not enough women have roles in senior leadership or on the boards of public companies in Canada. Since that may not be good for business, or for society, eight provinces and territories have put in place new rules that insist boards be more transparent about who’s making the decisions at the top.
As a profession, public relations is dominated by women, and yet the industry’s leaders and top earners are predominantly male. Last year an infographic of the modern Canadian PR practitioner, based on research findings released by the Communications + Public Relations Foundation (CPRF), revealed that while the Canadian industry was made up of 72% female practitioners, the average male salary...
There is more and more evidence showing that companies who combine strong financial performance with sound environmental, social and governance practices have greater potential to outperform over the long term.
Described as one of the toughest anti-spam laws in the world, Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) comes into effect on July 1, 2014. CASL will require that companies have consent to send Commercial Electronic Messages (CEM) to their contacts, and that they provide detailed sender identification and include an unsubscribe mechanism within the email body.
CNW Group has just introduced CNW Social Monitoring, a new platform that gives brand stewards of all stripes an easy way to track, analyze and engage in conversations taking place online. This solution is perfect for anyone seeking a straightforward yet comprehensive way to monitor and analyze conversations happening online.
The news release is out, the pitches are done and the interviews are complete. Your monitoring service alerts you to the first post online and excitedly you click to open the link. Your smile fades and your stomach drops to the floor. There’s a mistake in the story; the reporter’s facts are wrong.