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Schroders Analyst Andrew Lynch talks with IR Magazine about IR web technologies
The International Integrated Reporting Committee, or IIRC, is tasking itself with creating a globally accepted framework for bringing together financial, social, environmental, and governance information.
Related: One Report: Better Strategy through Integrated Reporting
Related: Should Businesses Publish Integrated Reports That Include Sustainability? (thanks Luis)
Companies should spend a little bit more time and effort talking about where they’re going as opposed to where they have been. Because those future cash flows are a crucial component that investors use to value the stock.
Ask two attorneys about when it is appropriate to disclose merger negotiations and you’ll most likely get three opinions. This is an issue that emerges more often than you would think.
What is surprising to me, or anyone who reads transcripts of many of these calls, is the disparity in the degree of confidence, competence and sophistication you can find in the responses to these questions from CFOs and CEOs.”
Americans spend nearly a quarter of their time online on social networking sites and blogs, up from 15.8 percent just a year ago – a 43% increase.
To get a better sense for how the world is watching video, today, Nielsen recently completed a survey of more than 27,000 online consumers in 55 countries, asking simple questions about how they watch video.
Hashtags are essentially a simple way to catalogue and connect tweets about a specific topic. They make it easier for users to find additional tweets on a particular subject, while filtering out the incidental tweets that may just coincidentally contain the same keyword.
94% of advisors use Linkedin, but 61% use it less than 1 hour per week. Interesting results.
For those of drinking the Kool-Aid, it seems like a no-brainer for companies to embrace social media as a new and different to communicate, market and sell. The number of people using social media and the benefits of getting on the bandwagon appear to be so obvious, any reluctance to at put a toe in the water is puzzling.
Did you miss these posts on IR Web Report this week?
- Most US investors get PR wire releases 80 seconds after Wall Street
- How to fix the 80-second disclosure gap
- IR, investor groups absent from ‘integrated reporting’ committee
- Investor relations on Twitter: 10 great examples
Have a great weekend!