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Call for companies to promote green credentials

Companies own investor relations managers are more concerned with environmental and social issues than analysts, institutional investors and financial journalists, a report shows.

The survey, conducted by corporate environmental responsibility campaign Business In the Environment, found 13 per cent of investor relations managers deemed environmental and social issues important, compared to 3 per cent of analysts, 4 per cent of institutional investors and 3 per cent of financial journalists.

BiE chairman Derek Higgs says: “The low priority given to these issues in the City contrasts with the increased priority within listed companies. There is scope for these companies to win greater recognition in the city.”

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