SAO PAULO, April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MZ Consult (http://www.mzgroup.com), the world's leading independent company in the investor relations consulting, technology and services segment, will hold the 14th annual edition of the Investor Relations Global Rankings (IRGR 2012) for North American and European companies at the NASDAQ on May 1, 2012.
IRGR (www.irglobalrankings.com) is an MZ proprietary ranking that involves surveying, identifying and recognizing listed companies in regard to: (i) online communications (IR websites); (ii) financial disclosure procedures; and (iii) corporate governance practices. The results are shared among the participants, leading to a virtuous cycle of incentives for continuous improvement.
According to Mauro Bernacchio, MZ Consult's CEO, "disclosure of the best practices identified in IRGR's three categories and awarding the 2012 benchmarks constitute the most world's important investor relations and corporate governance event and will unite professionals from such major corporations as Microsoft, Cisco, General Eletric, Fedex, BASF, Philips, Colgate, Pirelli, Telefonica, WPP, Gazprom, Santander, ArcelorMittal and Royal Dutch Shell."
"We will have workshops and lectures dealing with the best practices of the winning companies, investor relations tendencies and convergences and the adoption of new communications tools, as well as new trends in corporate governance and integrated stakeholder communications," added Luar Huber Bercht, MZ Consult's Vice President and head of IR Global Rankings.
About MZ Consult (www.mzgroup.com): MZ Consult, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the @titude group, is the world's largest independent investor relations company and the only one with a one-stop-shop business model, which includes consulting, technology and services.
About @titude Global (www.attitude-global.com): @titude Global is Latin America's third largest corporate communication group and the world's largest independent provider of investor relations services. @titude Global, an investee of the private equity fund Jardim Botanico, is headquartered in Sao Paulo and has offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Hong Kong, Mumbai, New York, San Diego, Beijing, Vancouver, Taipei and Shanghai. The Group provides exclusive services to more than 580 clients in 12 countries through its leading brands: AMPM, LEAD, MVL and MZ.
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