The Conference Board uses cookies to improve our website, enhance your experience, and deliver relevant messages and offers about our products. Detailed information on the use of cookies on this site is provided in our cookie policy. For more information on how The Conference Board collects and uses personal data, please visit our privacy policy. By continuing to use this Site or by clicking "OK", you consent to the use of cookies. 

04 May. 2018 | Comments (0)

An increasing number of corporate communications teams claim responsibility for investor relations, but their skill sets might be inadequate. Corporate communicators rank financial reporting and investor relations skills low among sought-after skills, despite indications that engagement with the investor community is an increasingly important part of their job description.

Download Corporate Communications Practices: 2018 Edition

The boundaries between corporate communications and investor relations may be blurring, as companies recognize the need for a coherent style of public relations across their entire network of stakeholders. According to The Conference Board survey, nearly 30 percent of companies with $25 billion or more in revenue and a quarter of manufacturing companies claim that their communications teams are involved in investor relations. Today’s investor relations is a discipline integrating knowledge of finance, corporate PR, and securities laws. Yet, according to the survey, neither group ranked “investor relations experience” higher than 15th in the list of most sought-after skills for communicators, while “financial reporting experience” topped out at 13th for the largest companies (and ranked 15th among manufacturers).

Download the report for more information about responsibilities of corporate communications.

Corporate Communications Practices and the full Corporate Intelligence portfolio are complimentary to members of The Conference Board. A fee may apply for non-members.

  • About the Author:Alex Parkinson

    Alex Parkinson

    Alex Parkinson is Principal of Parky Communications, a communications agency specializing in sustainability and CSR reporting and communications. He serves as the Co-Leader of The Conference Board Cor…

    Full Bio | More from Alex Parkinson

     

0 Comment Comment Policy

Please Sign In to post a comment.

    OTHER RELATED CONTENT

    RESEARCH & INSIGHTS

    WEBCASTS

    CONFERENCES & EVENTS

    Communicating Employee Benefits and Compensation Symposium

    Communicating Employee Benefits and Compensation Symposium

    February 12 - 13, 2020 | (New York, NY)

    COUNCILS

    BLOGS

    PRESS RELEASES & IN THE NEWS