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The Investor Relations Society’s mission is to promote best practice in investor relations; to support the professional development of its members; to represent their views to regulatory bodies, the investment community and government; and to act as a forum for issuers and the investment community.

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Miles Jupp to host 2018 Best Practice Awards

We are delighted to announce that this year's annual Best Practice Awards host will be actor, comedian and writer, Miles Jupp!

GovernArt and The IR Society announce the 2018 launch of the ICIR in Latin America

The International Certificate in Investor Relations (ICIR) programme took place on June 26-27th 2018 in Santiago, Chile at the Santiago Exchange having been successfully started in 2017.

Independent Review of the Financial Reporting Council

The IR Society response to the independent review of the Financial Reporting Council.

Rewarding best practice in investor relations

As entries close for the IR Society’s 2018 Best Practice Awards, attention turns to the 20 November awards dinner. Sallie Pilot sets the scene.

MiFID II – A practical update for members on developments so far

The IR Society policy committee recently published a practical update for IROs on MiFID II developments so far and their view on how the market is changing. The full 15…

Mitigating risk in dawn raids – advice for IROs

A brush with the law will cause serious reputational damage. Antony Dunkels explains why more companies are being investigated.

Informed 99 – Summer 2018

The main feature in this issue of Informed reports on the IR Society’s 2018 annual conference, IR: Future-proofing business, which took place on June 19th.

FRC announces new UK Corporate Governance Code

The FRC this week released the revised UK Corporate Governance Code. A ‘shorter, sharper’ Code, the FRC’s renewed focus is on the application of the principles with a move away…

Isn’t ESG just about having a long-term perspective?

Sallie Pilot, Chief Insight and Engagement Officer at Black Sun and Chair of the IR Society Best Practice Committee, discusses the opportunities for companies to be proactive in setting out…

Gillian Karran-Cumberlege and John Gollifer awarded the 2018 IR Society Fellowship Awards

The Investor Relations Society ('IR Society') has announced at its Annual Conference held on 19 June 2018, that Gillian Karran-Cumberlege and John Gollifer are the recipients of its 2018 IR…

Hot off the press! The insider’s guide to winning a 2018 Best Practice Award

Following the launch of the 2018 IR Society Best Practice awards, John Gollifer shares the thinking of the best practice judging panel and how to submit that award winning entry.

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About the IR Society

A membership organisation that exists to promote best practice investor relations in the UK and beyond

Our mission is to promote best practice in investor relations; to support the professional development of our members; to represent their views to regulatory bodies, the investment community and government; and to act as a forum for issuers and the investment community.

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