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4.00 - 5.30 p.m.

AGM Season 2020: Take Aways and Learnings for 2021


The AGM season 2020 will be remembered as a special one. It will not only be the season with the shortest AGM meetings in history, but also the starting point to a period where a lot of existing structures will have to be rethought. The Corona crisis is not only putting a lot of strain on businesses’ operations, but is also forcing Boards of Directors to reconsider strategy and governance frameworks. A particular focus in this regard concerns an old economic principle: the integration of corporate social responsibility, incentive and capital allocation frameworks with strategy to create long-term sustainable businesses.

In this joint webinar SWIPRA Services and Morrow Sodali will provide a review of the AGM Season 2020 in Switzerland and abroad and discuss key developments and themes in investor and proxy advisor behavior expected for 2021. IR club members from Nestlé and Leonteq will share their experiences and views on these topics and lead into a broad discussion to exchange views amongst peers.    

Read an introduction to the topic by Andrea Bischof, Barbara Heller and Dr. Christoph Wenk.

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Christine Kukan, Board Member, IR club Schweiz



Key Observations Swiss AGM Season 2020
Dr. Christoph Wenk, Partner SWIPRA Services



International Observations on Governance Issues: Viewpoints of Proxy Advisors, large Institutional Investors and Regulators
Andrea Bischoff, Managing Director Morrow Sodali



Implications for Companies for 2021, including Experience Reports

  • Barbara Heller, Managing Partner SWIPRA Services
  • David Frick, Head of Corporate Governance, Compliance and Corporate Services, Nestlé S.A.
  • Dominik Ruggli, Head Investor Relations, Communications and Marketing, Leonteq AG



Panel discussion and Q&A
moderated by Christine Kukan



Wrap-Up and closing remarks
Christine Kukan






Andrea Bischoff is Managing Director of Morrow Sodali. She has more than 20 years of experience in communications and spent the past 13 years at D.F.King, where she advised listed companies including the largest Germanic corporates in several hundred AGM campaigns, proxy contests and M&A situations. During the course of her career she has helped her listed clients to understand and effectively engage and communicate with their shareholders. 


David P. Frick is Secretary to the Board of Directors of Nestlé S.A. and responsible for Corporate Governance, Compliance and Corporate Services. Over the past few years David helped Nestlé develop into a leader in Corporate Governance in its home market and beyond and runs the Company’s corporate compliance program. Prior to joining Nestlé, Mr. Frick was a Member of the Executive Board and Group General Counsel of Credit Suisse Group, and an attorney-at-law with Cravath, Swaine & Moore, the New York law firm. Mr. Frick received a JD degree from Zurich University and a Masters of Laws degree from Harvard Law School. He is a member of the Zurich and the New York bar. Mr. Frick is a member of the Boards of economiesuisse, ICC Switzerland and Allianz Suisse. He serves as Chairman of SwissHoldings.

Barbara Heller is Managing Partner at SWIPRA Services Ltd. She has many years of experience in corporate finance, capital markets and corporate governance advisory from various assignments in international investment banking, and as executive and board member. During her career, Barbara worked with her corporate clients and their stakeholders to execute strategic key initiatives and projects including IPO’s, M&A and change management projects. Currently she is also a Member of the board of directors and chairwoman of the Audit Committee of Bank Cler Ltd, Vice-Chairwoman of the Swiss CFO Forum, Chairperson of the Jury of the Swiss CFO Award and Of Counsel at Lemongrass Communications Ltd. She is also active on boards of sport and non-profit organizations and holds an MBA in economics and finance from the University of Zurich.

Dominik Ruggli is Head Investor Relations, Communications and Marketing at Leonteq. Dominik joined the company in 2009, was appointed Head Business Planning & Analysis in 2011 and is responsible for Leonteq’s investor relations activities since 2015. During his time at Leonteq, Dominik led several key initiatives including the successful completion of a 120m rights issue, the strengthening of its corporate governance framework and the implementation of a new compensation system for the Group’s Executive Committee. He holds an MBA from the University of Zurich.

Christoph Wenk Bernasconi is Partner at SWIPRA Services Ltd. He is a founding member of SWIPRA and responsible for the scientific approach of its projects and analyses. He is co-author of the SWIPRA Considerations for Corporate Governance and of the SFI Whitepaper on corporate governance. Further, Christoph is a Senior Researcher at the Department of Banking and Finance at the University of Zurich.

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4.30 P.M.

Valuing ESG post-Corona – How non-financial metrics became financial


As we move out of the pandemic crisis, investors increasingly consider ESG an important part of their valuation of companies – but can we put numbers to these issues? A panel of sector specialists and IR professionals discuss the state of ESG accounting in investment management.

Save the date! More information about the program and the speakers will follow in due course.

Confirmed speakers


Barend van Bergen is is EY Global Long Term Value Methodology Leader and an Assurance Partner with Ernst & Young – United Kingdom. He has over 20 years of experience advising companies on measuring, managing and communicating the impact and long term value they create for investors and other stakeholder groups. In addition to his client work, he is a member of the EY teams working with the Coalition for Inclusive Capitalism to encourage, measure and demonstrate long term value creation. Barend has authored several publications, was a part-time visiting fellow at the Yale School of Management and holds a degree in Industrial Engineering and Innovation Sciences from the Eindhoven University of Technology.


Neil Stewart joined SASB in 2020 as its New York-based Director of Corporate Outreach, bringing more than 25 years of experience in and around investor relations and corporate governance. Previously he was at Citigroup as VP IR Advisory on the ADR team, helping non-US issuers develop IR and ESG strategies. Formerly Editorial & Research Director of both IR Magazine and Corporate Secretary magazine, Mr. Stewart is well known for having led a global lineup of conferences and awards events. He is currently president of NIRI NY, the New York chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute.

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14.00 – 21.00 UHR (SWISS TIME)

IR Magazine Forum – Small Cap

Virtual event platform

The IR Magazine Forum – Small Cap is a best practice event on effective shareholder communications designed exclusively for CEOs, CFOs, IROs and advisors from small and micro-cap companies. Spanning multiple industries, the one-day virtual conference focuses on the unique issues affecting small cap companies.

Increasing sell-side coverage, managing volatility or getting the messaging right have always been a challenge for small companies. The economic fallout from Covid-19 means small caps are even more at risk when it comes to attracting the attention of investors and analysts in the coming months. With the year-end fast approaching, this event is perfectly positioned to help you take stock of the year-to-date, refocus and plan for 2020-2021.

The IR club Schweiz is a supporting association of this virtual event and IR club members benefit from a 25% discount on tickets. Please write us if you are interested and we will give you the discount code for the registration at IR magazine.

Program and Speakers


IR Society Virtual Annual Conference 2020


"Embracing Change: The new age of IR"

Alongside keynote addresses, the conference sessions will look at key market themes and mega trends, ESG and stewardship and how to shape your IR programme in a post-COVID world.

While this year the conference format might be a little different, we look forward to bringing you the same unrivalled content combining live interactive discussions and on demand sessions. You will also have the opportunity to network with peers and visit exhibitors via the virtual platform throughout the event. The full programme and information on speakers, as well as highlights videos from the 2019 event, can be found on the UK IR Society’s conference microsite.

After the live event, the virtual environment will remain live for 30 days, during which time ticket holders can revisit the site and access the on demand content as well as visiting the exhibition booths. 

The IR Society is charging a fee of £150 + VAT for IR Society members (£200 + VAT for non-members), but there is an early bird discount for any international partner bookings received by Friday 14 August, taking the price down to £75 + VAT.

As a member of IR club Schweiz, we would be delighted to invite you to register for the conference at the same rates as IR Society members. Please write us if you are interested and we will give you the discount code for the registration at IR magazine.

If you have any questions at all please don’t hesitate to contact the UK IR Society on +44 20 7379 1763 or

OCTOBER 6-8, 2020

IR Magazine Global Forum 2020


Join us at the IR Magazine Global Forum 2020 on October 6-8, 2020! The Global IR Forum brings together investor relations officers from different sectors, markets and regions to learn how to adapt their IR program at a time when markets are rapidly evolving and shareholder bases are changing.

IR club members benefit from a 50% discount on tickets. Please write us if you are interested and we will give you the discount code for the registration.

If you have any questions, email or call the IR Magazine team on +44 20 8004 5340.

25.-27. November 2020

Investor Relations Assistenz – Fit for the Job

Frankfurt am Main

In diesem Intensiv-Workshop, durchgeführt vom DIRK - Deutscher Investor Relations Verband, vertiefen Sie Ihr Wissen im IR Bereich und steigern Ihre Kompetenz als Assistentin oder Assistent. Sie erhalten einen umfassenden Überblick über die Rahmenbedingungen und Treiber der Investor Relations und des Kapitalmarkts. Langjährige Investor Relations-Manager berichten aus der Praxis und verraten Tipps & Tricks für den Alltag. Sie treffen Kollegen aus Österreich, Deutschland und der Schweiz und bauen sich so ein Netzwerk für den kontinuierlichen Erfahrungsaustausch auf.

Mitglieder des IR club Schweiz profitierten von einer Vergünstigung von € 600 (bei der Anmeldung bitte im Kommentarfeld vermerken).

Weitere Informationen & Anmeldung


Traditional Chlaushöck


This event is only open to IR club Schweiz members.

More information will follow soon.