With sustainability in the minds of investors, ESG has become a focal point for asset managers. Having and implementing an ESG strategy is not enough for those looking for return on investment. For IROs the communication must now include the strategies regarding ESG and the impact those strategies have upon surroundings and financials. 

Join Cision and JLL as we explore the necessities of crafting a bespoke ESG message that seamlessly integrates into a public company’s value offering and adequately reflects the potential returns on those opportunities.


Meet The Speakers:

Justin Ruiss
IR Activations Director, Cision

As the IR Activations Director at Cision, Justin Ruiss creates and executes on strategies revolving around the Investor Relations space including sales initiatives, marketing, knowledge and insights, and communication. Prior he was a Consumer Analyst with Guidepoint's Insights team where he conducted over 250 interview sessions with key opinion leaders, industry experts and advisors. These conversations enhanced research efforts for the investment community. 

Prior to his work at Guidepoint, Justin was an Equity Research Analyst with Sidoti & Company where he provided research coverage on over 30 small and micro cap names in the consumer space.

Chris Stent
Executive Managing Director, Investor Relations & Corporate Finance, JLL

Chris is responsible for leading the firm’s global corporate finance initiatives, including M&A, and the Investor Relations function, which serves as the principal intermediary between JLL and the institutional investor community and equity research analysts. 

Chris developed his expertise in investor relations by serving as Vice President of Investor Relations at McDonald’s Corporation, where he led the department and was the primary contact for an extensive network of analysts and global institutional investors. During that time, he was consistently named to the All-America Executive Team by Institutional Investor and also served on the Listed Company Advisory Board at the NYSE. His previous experience includes investment banking at William Blair as well as positions at Unilever and General Mills.

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