Bringing companies and investors closer to foster purposeful engagement since 2016.
OUR UNIQUE EXPERTISE
Leaders Arena is an independent advisory firm. We form a team of highly specialised consultants offering a unique skillset that brings together Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), Investor Relations and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) world-class expertise.
Our team of expert consultants also has a global reach with operations and experience in Europe and North America. This global reach is critical to helping our clients navigate through varying investor best practices across regions.
Based in the UK, Miguel Santisteve, Founder & Managing Director has unique expertise in Investor Relations (IR) and ESG communication based on his experience in both the Financial Services and the IR Advisory space. Miguel is an industry expert on how Sustainable and Responsible Investors (SRI) are integrating Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) indicators into their investment decisions as well as in their engagement with listed companies. Miguel has advised hundreds of Investor Relations, Corporate Responsibility and Corporate Communication clients since 2008.
Based in the US, Heather Keough, Senior ESG Consultant, brings an investor lens as an expert on ESG integration following her previous senior role at Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) where she coordinated portfolio management teams to integrate ESG. She also led hundreds of corporate engagements and managed division-wide proxy voting. Heather enjoys bringing her expertise to help companies identify areas for improvement and support their ESG communication efforts with investors.
OUR UNIQUE APPROACH TO SERVING OUR CLIENTS
Leaders Arena guarantees unparalleled client focus in the corporate advisory space and maximum adaptability to our clients’ needs. Our programs are highly customizable and focus on your current needs as they evolve.
Because we truly care about your success, we don’t take any shortcuts when it comes to understanding and serving you. For us, every client is different. This alone, make us unique. We strive to become a trusted member of your team.
We have helped hundreds of listed companies, supporting professionals like you. Leaders Arena doesn’t offer ‘one-size-fits-all solutions’. We never compromise in our relentless pursuit of service excellence.
If you want to learn more about how truly unique we are in the advisory space, we invite you to read the testimonials below and to get in touch with us to receive a copy of one of our success stories we can proudly share at firstname.lastname@example.org
Company and Investor Testimonials
Combined Market Cap >USD 600 billion
Corporate Director, Finance & Investor Relations
“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.“
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.“
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.“
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.“
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.“
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.“
GEMA ESTEBAN GARRIDO
ESG Investors Director
“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.“
ESG Communication Manager Investor Relations
“Thank you to Leaders Arena [...], this was a very well organised event.“
VP Investor Relations
“I found the 1x1 meetings with investors arranged by Leaders Arena [...] to be very high quality and value added.“
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 [...]“
PIETRO DE LUCA
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...“
Combined Equity Assets >USD 3 trillion
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.“
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.“
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 [...]“
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.“
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.“
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.“
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.“
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.“
“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...“
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...“