2017 Proxy Trends: Issues and Best Practices for ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) Policies
Date: Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Time: 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. ET
550 Winter Street
Waltham, MA 02451
ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) issues have become increasingly important to investors and are driving institutional investment decisions. With a focus on nuts and bolts, a panel of distinguished professionals will talk about trends and best practices IROs should think about in terms of helping to create best-in-class governance programs at their companies.
The panel will be moderated by Christina Maguire, Vice President of Governance Policy and Operations at BNY Mellon, who will provide an overview of key trends in ESG. Participating as a panelist will be Erika Karp, Founder & CEO of Cornerstone Capital Group, an investment advisory firm focused on applying the principles of sustainable finance across the capital markets. Rounding out the panel will be an experienced IRO who will provide perspectives on how to create best-in-class governance programs.
NIRI Boston’s 2017 Holiday Social
Date: Thursday, December 21, 2017
Time: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. ET
Chalet at Bastille Kitchen
49 Melcher Street
Boston, MA 02210
‘Tis the season to celebrate with your NIRI Boston friends and colleagues. We hope you’ll join us for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and desserts in a festive holiday setting that evokes a rustic alpine hideaway in the French Alps. All members are encouraged to bring a guest free of charge.
Past Events – Current Year
September 2017: NIRI Boston 2017-2018 Kickoff Event Featuring NIRI National President and CEO Gary A. LaBranche
Join fellow members and attendees of NIRI’s Fundamentals of Investor Relations program at NIRI Boston’s 2017-2018 kick-off event featuring speed networking with NIRI members from both near and far followed by dinner with our special guest speaker, NIRI National President and CEO Gary A. LaBranche. Date: Monday, September 11, 2017 Time: 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. ET Location: [...]
For its May program, NIRI Boston hosted three leading asset managers to lift the curtain on buy-side viewpoints of recent trends affecting IROs and how companies can foster better lines of communication with investors. Moderator and NIRI Boston Board Member, Jeff Bray, led the panel of experts including: Jeremy Javidi, Senior Portfolio Manager at Columbia [...]
A Fireside Chat with Peter Howe In March, NIRI Boston hosted its annual Sponsorpalooza event featuring exhibits of the chapter’s 17 sponsors followed by a special guest speaker. This year, we were pleased to have 30-year media veteran Peter Howe, whose resume includes a 20+ year career as a reporter and editor for the Boston [...]
In April, NIRI Boston had several “NIRI in Your Industry” breakout sessions. These casual and convenient events enabled members and area IR practitioners to get new ideas, discuss challenges and learn best practices from others right within their sector.
NIRI Boston’s February event featured: Anthony Takazawa, Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications, Acushnet Holdings Corp. Matt Osborne, Head of Investors Relations and Corporate Communications, Voyager Therapeutics, Inc. Smooch Reynolds, Executive Vice President, Global Investor Relations and Communications Practice Leader, DHR International The panel had a lively and interactive discussion focused on their individual [...]
On December 20th NIRI Boston celebrated the season in style at Bastille Kitchen in Boston. Thank you to everyone who joined the party!
Warren Buffet famously said, “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.” This quote was the inspiration for NIRI Boston’s recent session on crisis management, which was held on January 18th and featured a panel of IR pros and senior [...]
In November, NIRI Boston held an informative discussion focused on new and emerging regulatory and accounting issues that should be top of mind for all investor relations practitioners, including GAAP vs. non-GAAP reporting, long/short holdings disclosures and revenue recognition changes. Panelists included Paul Levenson, Director, SEC Boston, Patrick Noone, Ass’t Regional Director, SEC Boston Accounting [...]
In September, the Boston chapter of NIRI held an event to discuss, “The State of the Economy & Markets.” Up to 85% of a stock price’s move is driven by macroeconomic factors and have nothing to do with that particular company, said Tony Dwyer, Senior Managing Director and Chief Market Strategist at Canaccord Genuity, as [...]
In early October, NIRI Boston co-hosted a special half-day event examining governance and proxy-related issues with Alliance Advisors and the Eastern New England Chapter of the Society for Corporate Governance. This event featured two panels of leading IR, legal, proxy solicitation and crisis communications experts. The first panel, moderated by David Calusdian, EVP & Partner [...]
In October, NIRI Boston had several “NIRI in Your Neighborhood” breakout sessions held in Burlington, Natick and Boston. These casual and convenient events enabled members and area IR practitioners to reconnect with old friends, get to know other IRO neighbors and share their on-the-job experiences and ideas.
Past Events – Prior Year
Date: Thursday, October 12, 2017 Time: 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. ET Location: LogMeIn Headquarters 333 Summer Street Boston, MA 02210 Early next year, the EU’s updated Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) will go into effect. Among other changes, MiFID II will require institutional investors doing business in Europe to pay separately for trading and research. [...]
(L to R: Josh Brodsky, Brian Norris, Gerry Gould, Rupert Della-Porta and Mark Kinarney) NIRI Boston’s April program featured Brian Norris, VP of Investor Relations at Fleetmatics, Gerry Gould, VP of Investor Relations at Haemonetics, Rupert Della-Porta, Partner and COO at Atlantic Equities, and Mark Kinarney, VP of Corporate Access at Credit Suisse. The panel [...]
Can you Spy the Lie? Eliciting the Truth and Recognizing Deceptive Behavior with former CIA security specialist Susan Carnicero, founding partner, QVerity
At NIRI Boston’s March event, former CIA security specialist Susan Carnicero aimed to turn our perceptions about lying on their head. As any IRO knows, senior management needs to be credible when speaking to investors. According to research, the average person lies 10 times a day. [...]
In May, NIRI Boston had several “NIRI in Your Neighborhood” breakout sessions held in Burlington, Framingham and Boston. These casual and convenient events enabled members and area IR practitioners to reconnect with old friends, get to know other IRO neighbors and share their on-the-job experiences and ideas.
On June 23rd, the NIRI Boston Chapter held its 2015-2016 programming year-end social at the Harpoon Brewery in Boston, which drew nearly 100 attendees, including a great mix of chapter members, non-member IR practitioners and sponsors. In addition to celebrating another great year of programming, the chapter also announced its latest Hall of Fame inductee [...]
With M&A activity at an all-time high and no end in sight, IR professionals can find related communications to be especially challenging. NIRI Boston welcomed a distinguished panel with relevant and recent M&A experience to discuss the nuances of communicating in such an environment from the viewpoints of the acquirer and the acquired: Ron Sege [...]
In January, NIRI Boston hosted a discussion about all things digital in the world of investor relations and corporate communications. This program provided perspective on the changing nature of investor outreach, social media best practices, demand generation and other topics. Jerry Sisitsky, VP of IR of Constant Contact, moderated the panel which included: Jeff Bray, [...]
On December 16th NIRI Boston celebrated the season in style at the Liberty Hotel in Boston. Thank you to everyone who joined the party!
Panelists: Christina Maguire, VP, Proxy Voting and Governance Research, BNY Mellon; Glen Weinstein, EVP and Chief Legal Officer, iRobot; Theresa Molloy, Director, Governance and Shareholder Services, Prudential Financial. Moderator: Bill Ultan, Senior Managing Director, Morrow & Co., LLC On November 18th, NIRI Boston members got an update and great tips from panelists Christina Maguire, Glen [...]
In October, NIRI Boston went out to its members with its inaugural “NIRI in Your Neighborhood” breakout sessions held in Burlington, Framingham and Boston. These casual and convenient events enabled members and area IR practitioners to reconnect with old friends, get to know other IRO neighbors and share their on-the-job experiences and ideas.
NIRI Boston 2015-2016 Kickoff Event: The State of Investor Relations with NIRI President James Cudahy
NIRI Boston kicked off the 2015-2016 season in grand style with a program featuring a fireside chat with NIRI President and CEO Jim Cudahy moderated by NIRI Fellow and Honorary NIRI Boston Director Maureen Wolff. Topics of discussion included the IR certification program, NIRI’s recent visit to the SEC and the future of investor relations. [...]