WHAT MAKES US UNIQUE

COMPANY & INVESTOR TESTIMONIALS

Helping companies scale up their ESG programs since 2016
 

OUR EXPERTISE

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.

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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.

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Company and Investor Testimonials

LISTED COMPANIES

Combined Market Cap >USD 600 billion

GIANCARLO VENTURINI

Sustainability Reporting Head of Department 

Maire Tecnimont

“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"

KORIE HICKEL

Manager, ESG, Community and Government Relations

Coeur Mining

“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!“

LETICIA PADURA

ESG Manager, Investor Relations

Repsol

“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.“

LUCIA SILVA

Global Head Sustainability and Social Responsibility

Generali

“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.“

IRENE GOMEZ BARRIO

Head of Investor Relations

Red Electrica Corporación

“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.“

PAUL FERNEYHOUGH

Corporate Director, Finance & Investor Relations (2016-2018)

Repsol

“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.“

GIULIANA PAGLIARI

Head of Investor Relations

Banca Generali

“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.“

MARCO STAMPA

Corporate Sustainability Manager

Saipem

“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.“

RODOLFO SVARA

Investor & ESG Relations

Generali

“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.“

GEMA ESTEBAN GARRIDO

ESG Investors Director

Telefónica

“I really enjoyed the opportunity to explain our sustainability strategy and goals during the 1-1 ESG investor meetings coordinated by Leaders Arena; these investors were very interested in gaining a deeper understanding of our ESG story.“

VINCENT DUFIEF

ESG Communication Manager Investor Relations

Total

“Thank you to Leaders Arena [...], this was a very well organised event.“

STEVE DOUGLAS

VP Investor Relations

Suncor Energy

“I found the 1x1 meetings with investors arranged by Leaders Arena [...] to be very high quality and value added.“

JOANNA GLUZMAN

Director of SRI Engagement

BT Group

“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 [...]“

PIETRO DE LUCA

ESG Analyst & Investor Relations

Snam

“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...“

ESG ANALYSTS

Combined Equity Assets >USD 3 trillion

KATE ELLIOT

Senior Ethical Researcher

Rathbone Greenbank Investments

“[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.“

EMANUELE FANELLI

Responsible Investment Manager

Aegon Asset Management

“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.“

CARLOTA GARCIA-MANAS

Deputy Head of Engagement

Church Commissioners and Pensions Board

“The 1:1 meetings organized by Leaders and [the conference] are a really useful addition to the event for active asset owners [...]“

GREG HASEVLAT

Sustainability Research Analyst

Pax World Management

“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.“

PAULINE LECOURSONNOIS

Assistant Manager-Engagement

Hermes Investment Management

“The corporate presentations at [the conference] were useful and I also appreciated the opportunity to attend a 1o1 meeting coordinated by Leaders Arena with one of the corporate teams after their presentation.“

ROBBIE MILES

ESG Analyst

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.“

DR. AGNES LUCIA NEHER

Sustainability Manager, Asset Management Sustainable Investment Research

Bank J. Safra Sarasin Ltd

“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.“

ODREY ROBILLARD

Senior RI Advisor

Caisse de  dépôt et placement du Québec, Canada

“We greatly appreciated the 1o1 meetings organized by Leaders Arena at RI Americas. The quality time spent with corporate attendees proved to be valuable and useful.“

TAREK SOLIMAN

HSBC (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.“

MARIAN WOODWARD

ESG Associate

Fidelity International

“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...“

ANONYMOUS

ESG Research Analyst

US Mutual Fund

“The 1x1 meeting at [the conference] set up by Leaders Arena was helpful as it reinforced our ongoing direct engagements with company...“