June 26, 2018 11 a.m. EDT 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. Short, sharp and packed with expert insight, this webinar will get you up to speed on these critical issues in just 30 minutes.
ESG matters: materiality and a growing list of questions
Deregulation under Trump… or not?
Though the Trump administration promised to eliminate burdensome compliance standards and sweeping deregulation of Dodd-Frank, little has changed at the SEC under Jay Clayton thus far.
So what could be coming soon? Is deregulation on the horizon? What do you need to consider moving into upcoming filing seasons?
Find out in our free expert webinar on June 6, Deregulation Under Trump… or not?
Our experts will discuss what challenges issuers are actually facing in 2018, including:
- Tariffs and trade wars as risk factors
- ESG as a significant shareholder concern
- Growing cybersecurity challenges
- Revenue recognition, pay ratio disclosure, cryptocurrency and more
Our expert panel* includes:
- Panelist Scott Kimpel, Partner, Hunton Andrews Kurth
- Panelist Anna Pinedo, Partner, Mayer Brown
- Moderator Marc Butler, Director of Thought Leadership, Intelligize
*panelists to be added
Preparing your Investors for Revenue Recognition, with IR Magazine
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.
• Ben Ashwell, digital editor, IR Magazine
• Kristin Chester, senior financial manager of investor relations, Microsoft
• Stacy Harrington, director of corporate revenue assurance, Microsoft
Short, sharp and packed with expert insight, this webinar will get you up to speed on these critical issues in just 30 minutes.
How Will Recent Cybersecurity Events Impact Filing Season?
Data breaches are becoming increasingly common headlines in the daily news as hackers have become more sophisticated and diligent in their efforts to disrupt the markets. The effects of the attacks are far-reaching – spanning from the loss of public trust to collapses in stock prices and executive firings.
With cybersecurity risk looming in the background, how will it affect the upcoming filing season? Join our panel of experts to discuss what new regulations might be implemented in 2018 and how the potential for the SEC to change its stance on the definition of “extraordinary events” will impact your business. We will also explore whether institutional investors will lead the charge for new regulations – or if we will see shareholder activism rise up and take on this issue. The panel will address questions including:
- How incident response has evolved with the increase in cybersecurity events;
- What others in the industry are doing in regard to cyber liability insurance;
- Timing of disclosure in periodic reports, when should you disclose and how much do you report; and
- What is the litigation path beginning to look like? What to expect?