How Should IR Teams Approach ESG Disclosure?

January 31, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm Eastern Time

In this webinar, members of the ESG Task Force of NIRI’s Board of Directors share their thoughts on NIRI’s new ESG Policy Statement.

NIRI’s Board drafted this ESG Policy Statement in response to growing demands by investors, non-governmental organizations, and ratings providers for public companies to provide more information on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues. In this statement, NIRI encourages IR professionals to become fully aware of the types of ESG information that investors and other stakeholders are seeking from their company (as well as from peer issuers) and the disclosures that peer firms already are providing. NIRI also encourages IR professionals to work closely with their company’s legal counsel and internal business partners to develop a consistent approach for ESG information that will be disclosed and how that data should be verified before release.

  • Ted Allen, Vice President, Communications and Member Engagement, NIRI (moderator)
  • Patrick Davidson, Senior Vice President, Investor Relations, Oshkosh Corporation
  • Valerie Haertel, IRC, Past Board Chair, NIRI
  • Ruth Venning, Executive Director, Investor Relations, Horizon Pharma
  • Mark Warren, Director of Investor Relations, Vulcan Materials Company