Investor relations and corporate communications advisory firm InspIR Group and sustainable investment research and consulting company Third Economy announced today a partnership aimed at adding ESG capabilities to InspIR’s investor relations offerings for public companies and those planning initial public offerings.

Third Economy was launched in 2018 as a dedicated ESG and sustainable investing advisory firm aiming to further mainstream investors ability to profit and create positive impact. According to the firms, the new partnership leverages the strengths of both advisory firms, combining the power of Third Economy’s leadership and expertise in ESG with InspIR’s decades of experience in investor relations, marketing and public offerings.

Monique Skruzny, InspIR’s CEO and Founder, said:

“The InspIR-Third Economy partnership is a powerful combination. It’s clear that many companies today seek to better understand how they can communicate their important work in the ESG realm to effectively address the financial markets’ accelerating transition to more sustainable portfolios. Today, institutional equity and fixed-income investors managing over US $40.5 trillion across the world incorporate ESG factors into their investment decisions and are increasingly committed to responsible investing. Together, InspIR and Third Economy enable listed companies in the US, Latin America and other emerging markets to understand the ESG practices and information this rapidly growing number of investors demand and to capitalize on emerging trends in the global capital markets.

“Given the growing shift in capital allocation toward companies that can demonstrate a clear ESG strategy and progress against it, this area of a company’s performance is becoming increasingly critical to investor relations and corporate boards. InspIR and Third Economy’s deep understanding of global best practices and local capital markets provide clients with ESG IR solutions uniquely tailored to their audiences and needs.”

Chad Spitler, Third Economy’s Founder and CEO, said:

“Partnering with InspIR will enable us to better promote our client’s sustainability strategies and programs to investors globally. InspIR’s market dominance in Latin America, combined with Third Economy’s expertise in global sustainable investment trends, will help clients diversify and expand their investor base through improved ESG ratings, ESG index inclusion, credibility and transparency. As ESG concepts continue to be integrated into earnings calls, investor roadshows and engagements, our combined capabilities can help companies proactively explain their strategies for long-term sustainability to satisfy investors, employees and other stakeholders.”