IOP Partner Recognized in the 100 Women to KNOW 2024

April 16, 2024

Michelle M. Marks, Principal and Co-Founder of IOP, has been recognized in the 100 Women to KNOW 2024. The annual award recognizes the top 100 female leaders across North America and is presented by JPMorgan Chase and KNOW Women. The program showcases the most influential, achieved, and honorable women in our society. Following a nomination and interview process, these selected women entrepreneurs, executives, creatives, and philanthropists have not only grown their dreams, but have created boundless opportunities for the next generation of female leaders.

KNOW Women, is a remarkable organization dedicated to amplifying the voices of female leaders, executives, and entrepreneurs. See the full list of winners here.

Hilton Wins Best ESG Report of the Year, Again!

April 1, 2024

Another year, another IR Magazine win for our clients. We’re thrilled Hilton’s 2022 ESG Report won the Best ESG Reporting (large cap) award for the second year in a row in IR Magazine’s 2024 Awards. The Awards serve as a vital benchmark for leading companies in the US. The Hilton team received several awards and we are thrilled to continue to support their reporting efforts.

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IOP on Double Materiality for IR Magazine

March 16, 2024

On the heels of the SEC’s final climate disclosure rule, we can see much is about to change for what companies must disclose to investors. What we now know is that the role of the IRO continues to evolve, with growing expectations in reputation management, ESG and financial communications. IOP weighs in on the conversation for IR Magazine. Read more here.

Communicating ESG Effectively in Today’s Polarized Environment

January 4, 2024

What does 2024 hold for communicating ESG? IOP’s co-founder Michelle Marks spoke with Reuters on the topic ahead of their Responsible Business event: 

“As companies are reporting and communicating on these topics, it will be more important than ever to tie sustainability and ESG to the business and the way they operate,” says Marks. “Sustainability is not just ‘eco this’ and ‘green that;’ it is actions legitimately helping company performance.”

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IOP Wins Inc.’s 2023 Best in Business Award 

December 5, 2023

IOP was awarded Inc.’s Best in Business Award in Marketing. Selected from thousands of applicants, only 215 winners were chosen based on unique terms: the foresight, caring, and dedication to prioritize positive impact—on community, in our industry, in the environment, and even on society as a whole. From contributing to local communities, to transforming industries, to making the world a better place, these inspiring companies prove that business can do well and do good. We are honored and among great company.

Awards aren’t the goal. But the recognition affirms that when you work with us, you’re working with a team that prioritizes purpose, impact, and positive change. We thank our clients and our amazing team, for making our journey possible. Here’s to more positive impact and shared success in the years to come.

Groombridge, Wu, Baughman & Stone Wins in 2023 iNova Awards

November 15, 2023

IOP’s website design for Groombridge, Wu, Baughman & Stone won Silver in the 2023 iNova Awards Competition in Excellence for Corporate Websites. With a highly competitive field, the iNova Awards honors professionals who contribute to the process of building image, creating profit, and making a difference in the global marketplace.

See the Groombridge Wu website here.

Seven Clients recognized in the 60th GDUSA American Graphic Design Awards

November 13, 2023

Seven IOP clients were included in the winners, drawn from a large competitive cohort of companies based in the the US. Recognized work included ESG, DE&I, Impact, and Sustainability Reports, Brand Identity and Website Design work for clients including Coke, Hilton, Dominion Energy, and NYU. We are thrilled to continue our award winning streak for our clients.

Climate Communications Panel

November 10, 2023

On November 9th, our own Nicole Loher, moderated a panel and roundtable at the annual Self-Care Learning and Discovery Series hosted by the Self-Care Trailblazer Group and the White Ribbon Alliance. The session explored the intersection of self-care and climate change, with a focus on what’s working in the realm of climate communications, public and private partnerships, and dive into climate-resilience resources. Her key takeaways:

  • Mitigation and adaptation need equal monetary support and general attention to facilitate a just transition.
  • There is no single “catch all” solution to supporting underrepresented communities, yet there is a consensus that underrepresented communities need to be more frequently considered in health-related mitigation and adaption conversations.