Close Dialog with the Capital Market

  • Dialog with institutional investors and rating agencies
  • Informational events for private investors
  • Capital Markets Day Agricultural Solutions

Our corporate strategy aims to create long-term value. We support this strategy through regular and open communication with all capital market participants. We engage with institutional investors and rating agencies in numerous one-on-one meetings, as well as at roadshows and conferences worldwide, and give private investors an insight into BASF at informational events.

In September 2019, we informed analysts and investors about the Agricultural Solutions division’s new strategy at our Capital Markets Day in Ghent, Belgium. Following the integration of the businesses acquired from Bayer, which was completed in mid-2019, BASF can offer farmers a connected portfolio of agricultural solutions – from seeds, traits and crop protection products to digital solutions. This strategy is based on innovation-driven growth in selected markets with a focus on sustainable solutions.

In 2019, we offered special events aimed at investors who base their investment decisions on sustainability criteria. We outlined in particular our measures for climate protection, energy efficiency, and health and safety. In addition, we provided credit analysts and creditors with more information about our business and financing strategy at several creditor relations roadshows.

Analysts and investors have confirmed the quality of our financial market communications. The IR Society recognized BASF with the Best Practice Award 2019 in the category “Most effective overall communications – international.” In the annual survey conducted by Britain’s IR Magazine, we were named the best company for IR in the materials sector and took first place in the “Best IR website” category. Germany’s Manager Magazin recognized BASF at the presentation of its Investors’ Darling awards with first place in the digital communications category. Institutional Investor magazine also honored BASF with first place in the category “Best IR Team” and “Best IR Program” in the chemicals sector.