A new study finds 87 percent of investor relations professionals saying that companies can improve long-term shareholder value through better carbon management and that communications technologies can help companies achieve overall corporate social responsibility goals.
Key findings of the study conducted by Verizon Business and IR magazine follow:
— 60 percent of respondents say corporate social responsibility concerns affect their decision to use technology to achieve business efficiencies.
— 71 percent say they already use audio/video and Web conferencing technologies to communicate with stakeholders. They also indicate that use of technology to complement face-to-face meetings appears to become increasingly important as companies operate on a global stage.
— About 25 percent use technology to communicate with closed interest groups such as financial analysts.
— 21 percent use conferencing to communicate with broad interest groups such as private shareholders.
— 45 percent say that shareholders are increasingly engaged in corporate social responsibility policy.
— 43 percent already include carbon-reduction measures as a key part of corporate social responsibility policies.
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