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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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.

Sustainability Communications at Zero100’s Forum 2023

March 21, 2023

Nicole Loher, a Sustainability/ESG Content Strategist & Writer at IOP, gave a keynote on the future of sustainability communications at @Zero100’s Forum 2023, an annual gathering of Chief Operating Officers and Chief Supply Chain Officers from the world’s largest companies — all of whom are at the forefront of building the next generation of global supply chains.

Leaving the event, Nicole had a few takeaways:


Armstrong World Industries Wins Best First-Report

December 16, 2022

Armstrong World Industries 2021 Sustainability Report was recognized by Corporate Register prestigious Reporting Awards. CRRA – the only global annual awards for corporate responsibility (CR) reporting. They were developed to identify and acknowledge excellence in reporting. Armstrong was awarded 1st place as the best first-time reporter. A judge said: “As a first report it puts many long-time reporters to shame.”

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IOP Clients Recognized in the Vision Awards

August 29, 2022

A record 14 IOP client report projects were recognized in the League of American Communication Professionals Vision Awards. Projects included ESG Reports, Annual Reports, Sustainability Reports in print, interactive PDF and digital formats. We were thrilled to earn 12 spots in the Top 100 Global Reports. With entries from all over the world, and a over 1,000 participating organizations, this year’s competition was tough. We are proud our clients had such a strong showing including: Coca-Cola, Hilton, Stanley Black & Decker, Dominion Energy, Carrier, Tradeweb, Wintrust, Armstrong, Simon Property Group, Broadridge, and Ciena.

Sustainability and ESG Reports Arrive

May 6, 2022

The IOP team delivered outstanding creativity and strategic thinking for our clients, telling many unique sustainability and ESG stories. We are proud to support the reporting for Hilton, Coca-Cola, Stanley Black & Decker, Armstrong World Industries, Brilliant Earth, Oshkosh, Wintrust, and more. See more here.