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Next Level Investor Relations LLC (NLIR) advises companies in competitive positioning and strategic focus, bridging internal program successes across Investor Relations, ESG/Sustainability and Stakeholder Communications to help our clients attain new impactful public communications performance levels.

We care that your IR-ESG-SC positioning captures strategic opportunities and real returns.

Investor Relations (IR)

Investor Relations (IR)

Investor Relations program creation or enhancement advice, infrastructure optimization, relationship development, corporate messaging, risk awareness, strategic visioning, ESG capital market communications, sounding board services.

Sustainability Positioning (ESG-CSR-SRI)

Sustainability Positioning (ESG-CSR-SRI)

Strategic advice to C-Suite and Board on the rapidly growing mainstream Sustainability field, encompassing environmental and energy, social responsibility, and governance (ESG). Competitive benchmarking and best practices, education and issues briefs, disclosure, risk mitigation, investors, employees, customers and supply chain, and third-party raters, rankers, indexes awareness and prioritization.

Stakeholder Communications (SC)

Stakeholder Communications (SC)

Advise clients on internal communications coordination and focus, pro-active awards and index applications, prioritized questionnaire response, internal competitive intelligence feedback communications loop and select ESG inclusion in support of employee recruiting and retention.


“Pam Styles has been a treasured colleague of mine for several decades.  She is the consummate strategist and investor relations professional, both a traditionalist and innovator at the same time.  She is conservative in approach while innovating exciting new solutions for her clients’ communication challenges. We have enjoyed a close collaboration over the years, beginning when I was editor of the NIRI IR Update and Pam was a leading commentator on trends and developments affecting the IR profession.  Since then, I have looked forward to the new things that we do together on behalf of our clients.  And Pam always delivers – in strategic steps that are amazing.  Thank you, Pam, for many years of happy collaboration!”

Hank Boerner Chairman Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc.

“I’ve had the opportunity to collaborate with Pamela Styles from Next Level Investor Relations, as well as present with her. She is an excellent communicator and an expert in her field. She provided excellent guidance and counsel at a time when I needed an informed view of the intersection between sustainability and the then-emerging ESG landscape. She has extensive knowledge of the relevance of sustainability to business that helps companies connect the dots as they build their strategies for the future.”

Sandra M. Nessing Managing Director Corporate Sustainability American Electric Power

“It has been a pleasure getting to know Pam Styles over the years and working with her on various sustainability / ESG client engagements, thought leadership pieces, training and events.  I’ve always been impressed by the quality of her work, her level of knowledge in both the IR field and her ability to process new information into solid strategic advice.  She should be at the top of your list when looking for help for your company on ESG issues.  I consider her not only a colleague, but as part of the G&A family and I look forward to continuing our journey together.”

Louis D. Coppola Co-Founder & Executive Vice President Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc.

“I’ve collaborated with Pam Styles at Next Level Investor Relations on writing assignments and have consulted with her on behalf of clients. Not only is Pam an expert in her field, but she is terrific to work with – she knows how to translate environmental and sustainability matters into language that makes sense not only to investor relations officers, but also to boards of directors. Once understood, she can guide a company as it builds its own unique E&S response.”

Denise Kuprionis President The Governance Solutions Group, LLC (GSG)

“Companies looking for support and advice on communicating on sustainability with investors will find from Pam the three things they need: long-standing experience of investor relations, an enthusiasm for the sustainability dimension of this and an ability to combine the two to meet their practical needs.”

Mike Tyrrell Editor and Founder SRI-CONNECT

“I have long known and respected Pam Styles as a leader in the investor relations and ESG community. And, I have had the opportunity to work with Pam to introduce smart strategies to clients that wish to build business advantage through ESG. Pam is the consummate professional: Always at the cutting edge of her field, pragmatic in assessing business needs, and an experienced, competent voice in the Boardroom. Any organization that wishes to increase their ESG return on investment should have Pam in their corner.”

Kathryn (Herr) Hew CEO Audacia Strategies, LLC

“As fellow board members of the NIRI Capital Area chapter, I had the sincere privilege of getting to know Pam. Beyond NIRI, I have leaned on Pam for deep expertise when helping clients bridge the communications gap between IR’s understanding of ESG matters, stakeholders’ requests for information and executive and board members’ positions on ESG matters. Pam is ideal in front of clients as her unique blend of IR experience and sustainability as a business strategy present immediate value.”

Barbara Koontz Executive Vice President Sales & Customer Experience Curran & Connors, Inc.

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