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The A4S Essential Guide to Enhancing Investor Engagement

A4S and its CFO Leadership Network have produced this practical guide for investor relations teams on communicating effectively with investors about sustainability.

IASB consults on a new framework for management commentary reflecting changes in corporate reporting

The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB or the Board) has published for public comment a proposed comprehensive framework for companies preparing management commentaries aligned with investors’ information needs.

Awards Entry Deadline Extended Until End of August

The deadline to submit an entry for the IR Society best practice awards will be extended until Tuesday 31 August 2021.

New report urges boards and executive committees to improve diversity

In July, the Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland and the Centre for Synchronous Leadership published a joint report revealing that an attachment to power is causing British boards and…

Informed 111 – Summer 2021

This issue of Informed covered the IR Society's 2021 Festival of IR and annual conference.

Discussion paper issued on diversity and inclusion in the financial sector

The FCA has issued a joint discussion paper with the PRA and the Bank of England on actions to accelerate the pace of meaningful change on diversity and inclusion in…

BEIS Consultation on ‘Restoring trust in audit and corporate governance’

The IR Society response to the BEIS Consultation on 'Restoring trust in audit and corporate governance'

FCA launches primary markets effectiveness consultation

On 5 July 2021, the FCA launched a consultation [CP21/21] on a series of proposed reforms to improve the effectiveness of UK primary markets, alongside a discussion of how it…

Changes to Takeover Code come into effect

Last October, the Panel on Takeovers and Mergers (the ‘Panel’) published proposals to make certain changes to the City Code on Mergers and Takeovers (the ‘Code’) relating to offer conditions,…

FRC outlines necessary action for effective ESG reporting

On 7 July 2021, the FRC published the FRC Statement of Intent on Environmental, Social and Governance challenges. The paper sets out areas in which there are issues with ESG…

New independent group to help tackle ‘greenwashing’

A new expert advisory group has been appointed by the UK Government. Its work will support investors, consumers and businesses to make green financial decisions. The new independent expert group…

FCA publishes new climate-related disclosure rules

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published new proposals on climate-related disclosure rules for listed companies and certain regulated firms, following its latest consultation. The proposals follow the introduction of…

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