WHAT MAKES US UNIQUE
COMPANY & INVESTOR TESTIMONIALS
Helping companies scale up their ESG programs since 2016
Leaders Arena is an independent advisory firm. We offer an unrivalled skillset that brings together 30+ years of direct Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), Investor Relations and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) experience to help companies scale up their ESG strategy and communications.
Our team of expert consultants and analysts has a global reach which is critical to helping companies navigate best practices across regions.
We look at ESG through an investor lens having previously worked with and for institutional investors: we know how ESG investors think and what they want.
OUR APPROACH TO SERVING OUR CLIENTS
Amidst growing investor expectations on companies, Leaders Arena guarantees unparalleled client focus in the corporate advisory space. Our programs are highly customizable and focus on client needs as they evolve.
We bring an independent, outside view to supplement company internal resources and knowledge. We provide our clients with unique and relevant guidance, allowing them to maintain control of their own practices and communication strategy.
We provide holistic support to our clients. We offer tailored solutions as opposed to ‘one-size-fits-all’ services since we believe every client is different.
We have helped companies across sectors and supported hundreds of professionals responsible for ESG communications. Get in touch to learn how you can benefit from our unique support.
Company and Investor Testimonials
ESG Development & Impact
“Leaders Arena’s ESG Ratings Gap Analysis has provided us with an actionable list of Sustainability reporting improvements which is helping us maintain our leadership, maximise our ESG ratings, and continue to attract
ESG Manager, Investor Relations
“Leaders Arena has virtually become an extension of our IR team supporting my role as ESG Manager helping me prioritise and respond effectively to various investor-led ESG-related initiatives, monitor ESG trends and investor feedback and help us excel in our ESG communication program.“
Investor & ESG Relations
“The support provided by Leaders Arena was key to help us create a unique ESG Investor Presentation. With their expert guidance throughout the process we produced a very impactful communication tool which received positive feedback from investors.“
Sustainability Reporting Head of Department
“The ESG strategic guidance and reporting roadmap provided by Leaders Arena has been an instrumental input as we continue to develop our Sustainability reporting and ESG communication strategy. The Sustainability team alongside Investor Relations and Senior Management benefited from Leaders Arena’s ESG market expertise, hands-on approach and flexibility to meet our tight deadlines."
RED ELECTRICA CORPORACIÓN
Irene Gomez Barrio
Head of Investor Relations
“I am very pleased with the ESG Investor Perception Study conducted by Leaders Arena. The deliverable exceeded our expectations and included quantitative metrics and qualitative investor insights that are helping us increase our focus on current ESG market opportunities, track emerging trends and identify areas of improvement in our ESG communication.“
Global Head Sustainability and Social Responsibility
“Leaders Arena ESG tactical support and their quarterly ESG Compass updates have been incredibly useful to inform our sustainability strategy and raise management awareness of the growing ESG market opportunity.“
Corporate Sustainability Manager
“Leaders Arena ESG Ratings Impact analysis is helping to deepen our focus on the most impactful ESG rating agencies for our shareholders. In addition, Miguel and his team have assisted us in our efforts to establish investors targets and their priorities, and to develop a useful KPI to monitor the effectiveness of our sustainability communication with investors over time. Thanks to their support we have now a better sense of the trajectory of the ESG market and the role of a sustainable business strategy to attract more opportunities from these stakeholders.“
Head of Investor Relations
“Thank you Leaders Arena for the valuable support provided. The ESG investor presentation and investor meeting preparation have been vital in getting us ready for our first meetings with ESG investors.“
Corporate Director, Finance & Investor Relations (2016-2018)
“Leaders Arena has a focused approach that has helped Repsol to identify and connect with key ESG investor targets. Miguel and his team understand what is important to socially responsible investors and have been instrumental in arranging meetings and dialogues between Repsol and these investors over the last couple of years.
It would be fair to say that Leaders Arena have been able to arrange some of the best investor meetings we’ve ever had. In particular I have found the pre-meeting briefing materials prepared by Leaders Arena to be an invaluable tool to ensure I have been ready for the meetings.“
ESG Analyst & Investor Relations
“Thank you for having offered me to come to [the conference]; I was very happy to see you again and it was very useful for me to attend the workshops and meetings...“
Director of SRI Engagement
“Thank you to Leaders Arena for hosting me at [the conference]. It is a very good idea to involve companies in the discussion with asset managers, asset owners and research firms [...]“
Maureen E. Mulholland
Chief Legal Officer and Secretary
“Leaders Arena has played a pivotal role in developing our ESG program from the ground up. Their initial peer benchmarking and ESG roadmap gave structure to our initiatives. The expert Corporate Responsibility Report writing and graphic design work helped us achieve a compelling and consistent narrative, allowing us to meet our deadline for our inaugural ESG-related report. In addition, Leaders Arena’s strategic guidance and step-by-step support has enabled us to develop our ESG story with confidence while providing us with a focused understanding of which topics and communication avenues to prioritize going forward.”
Sr. Financial Analyst, Investor Relations & ESG
“Leaders Arena has been an invaluable asset to our team, offering critical up to date guidance as we forge ahead with our ESG program. Their support in crafting our ESG roadmap, understanding third-party rating agencies, and refining our Annual ESG report has been exceptional. The team's expertise, responsiveness, and willingness to address our inquiries has been remarkable."
TRADESTATION GROUP, INC.
CFO & Board member at Monex Group, Inc
CSO & Board member at TradeStation Group, Inc.
“Over the past couple of years, Leaders Arena has helped us on a number of fronts related to ESG, including establishing a clear strategy and KPIs to track progress, supporting our website creation, and assisting with building our ESG working group. Their knowledge and versatility is broad – for example, they are now consulting and coordinating our DEI council’s efforts. We view them as one of the team.”
COEUR MINING, INC.
Manager, ESG, Community and Government Relations
“Leaders Arena’s ESG peer benchmarking and roadmap analysis, along with their direct support, was instrumental in helping us produce our responsibility report. We’ve received great feedback on the report both internally and externally, and Leaders Arena’s guidance throughout the production process helped us gain a clearer idea of where we should focus our ESG efforts going forward. Their hard work and commitment really helped us take this important project across the finish line!“
Former Senior Manager, Investor Relations
“Leaders Arena has been a very valuable resource over the years to help us understand the ESG landscape, educate senior management and provide strategic guidance to shape our ESG program. Their hands-on support and content creation was key to the publishing of our inaugural sustainability report. Furthermore, the ongoing ESG tactical support Leaders Arena provides has been very useful in our interactions with investors and third-party queries.”
SVP Investor Relations & ESG
“The team at Leaders Arena is approachable, responsive and reliable. We value their ongoing support which ranges from strategic guidance and project management to report drafting and ESG committee materials production. We are glad to have them as our partners!"
ODYSSEY MARINE EXPLORATION, INC.
Director of Business Operations
“Leaders Arena’s initial roadmap and continued guidance through implementation in a way that’s meaningful for us has helped give direction to our ESG program. Their in-depth ESG, business and investor knowledge is key to our ESG progress being meaningful and in alignment with our business focus.”
VP Investor Relations
“I found the 1x1 meetings with investors arranged by Leaders Arena [...] to be very high quality and value added.“
Combined Equity Assets >USD 3 trillion
RATHBONE GREENBANK INVESTMENTS
Senior Ethical Researcher
“[The conference] and Leaders Arena provided a good opportunity for us to meet with a company in which we are invested. I would definitely be interested in similar 1-1 or small group meetings with other companies in future years.“
AEGON ASSET MANAGEMENT
Responsible Investment Manager
“Leaders Arena was very efficient in facilitating and setting up one-on-one meetings with investee companies at [the conference], allowing us to discuss and communicate our climate change and ESG expectations.“
CHURCH COMMISSIONERS AND PENSIONS BOARD
Deputy Head of Engagement
“The 1:1 meetings organized by Leaders and [the conference] are a really useful addition to the event for active asset owners [...]“
IMPAX ASSET MANAGEMENT LLC
Sustainability Research Analyst
“The 1:1 meetings organized by Leaders Arena at the [conference] were very beneficial to our firm and helped us develop a better understanding of how companies are thinking about sustainability issues.“
HERMES INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT
“The corporate presentations at [the conference] were useful and I also appreciated the opportunity to attend a 1:1 meeting coordinated by Leaders Arena with one of the corporate teams after their presentation.“
ALLIANZ GLOBAL INVESTORS
“I found it very helpful to have the 1x1's with the companies that were organized by Leaders Arena, both as an opportunity to learn and to engage. The debates we had around sustainability issues certainly helped me understand how these companies were tackling the challenges of improving their environmental and social characteristics.“
BANK J. SAFRA SARASIN LTD.
Dr. Agnes Lucia Neher
Sustainability Manager, Asset Management
Sustainable Investment Research
“I can only give very positive feedback to the sessions and the organization of Leaders Arena and [the conference]. The organization worked very well beforehand and at the conference. I highly appreciated the opportunity to have 1:1 meetings.“
CAISSE DE DÉPÓT ET PLACEMENT DU QUÉBEC, CANADA
Senior RI Advisor
“We greatly appreciated the 1:1 meetings organized by Leaders Arena at RI Americas. The quality time spent with corporate attendees proved to be valuable and useful.“
HSBO (formerly CDP)
“I found having direct access to ESG IR personnel from the companies very useful. It provided a very conducive environment to ask about and discuss lots of topics to us.“
“The 1x1 session with Suncor organized by Leaders Arena was very useful and provided me with lots of relevant information to discuss with our equity analysts on the company's ESG management and initiatives...“
US MUTUAL FUND
ESG Research Analyst
“The 1x1 meeting at [the conference] set up by Leaders Arena was helpful as it reinforced our ongoing direct engagements with company...“