Mainstream investor communications tend to be organised on a quarterly or half-yearly cycle.  SRI investor communication does not to need to be so frequent for three reasons:

  • Many regard quarterly reporting as too frequent for any type of investor communications
  • Sustainability performance tends to develop more slowly than other aspects of corporate performance
  • There is insufficient capacity within the SRI analysis community to absorb reporting that is this frequent - SRI investors tend to use a one or two year cycle for their SRI ratings and analysis
Unless a high-impact event occurs, companies should not seek to communicate directly with the same investors / analysts more frequently than once a year.