IR: Moving the dial - Navigating a fast-evolving investment landscape

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Best Practice Awards 2023

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An unbeatable foundation for anyone in the investor relations profession


Best Practice Awards

Congratulations to the winners of the 23rd Annual Best Practice Awards!


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Latest news on this fast-growing senior level qualification


Promoting excellence in IR

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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Q4 Sponsors IR Society Again in 2024!

We are delighted to announce that Q4 Inc will sponsor the IR Society once again in 2024.

PLSA publishes Stewardship and Voting Guidelines for 2024

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has published its Stewardship & Voting Guidelines 2024, which set out the PLSA’s views and voting recommendations on key issues.

Contribute to Informed 122 - Spring 2024

Informed magazine is the quarterly journal of the IR Society and our members continue to rate it highly as one of the most valuable resources we provide. We are asking…

IR Society issues Best Practice Guidelines 2024

As the market and technology evolves and investor demographics and expectations change, the Best Practice Committee refines these guidelines so that they continue to be an ongoing tool to help…

Orient Capital Continues as IR Society Sponsor for 2024

The IR Society is delighted to welcome Orient Capital once again as a sponsor for 2024!

The FRC issues revised Corporate Governance Code

Key changes include increased focus on outcomes reporting, reinforcement of ‘explanations’ (where Code departures are more appropriate) and improved transparency around internal controls and 'malus and clawback' arrangements/usage. Revised supporting…

New UK listing regime - detailed FCA proposals released

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published draft new UK Listing Rules that will implement its radical restructuring of the UK listing regime. This is intended to attract more companies…

Society submits evidence on Scope 3 emissions reporting

This IR Society response draws on the findings from recent member research on Scope 3 and SECR reporting.

Glass Lewis and ISS proxy guidelines for 2024

Glass Lewis and ISS have set out their updated views on current market practice and voting recommendations for AGMs in 2024.

Informed 121 – Winter 2023/24

The main feature in this issue was full coverage of the Best Practice Awards and dinner. A second feature, titled 'Innovation in IR' looked at the future of the profession.

IR Society Office Move

After almost 10 years in our current home in Coleman Street the IR Society will be moving to a new office early in 2024.

FRC areas of focus for corporate reporting 2024/25

The FRC has announced its areas of supervisory focus for 2024/25.

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Keep up to date with the latest developments. Access best practice information. Network with peers.

By becoming a member of the IR Society, you become part of a community dedicated to the advancement of the understanding of the crucial role IR fulfills for companies, and the development of individual careers within investor relations.


Annual Conference

IR: Moving the dial - Navigating a fast-evolving investment landscape

Book your early bird tickets to attend this year's Annual Conference! Returning to IET: Savoy Place in London on Wednesday 12 June 2024, this one day event brings the IR community together for a full programme of keynotes, plenary sessions, presentations and breakouts alongside the supplier exhibition and great networking opportunities.


The Certificate in IR

The Certificate in IR (CIR) & International Certificate in IR (ICIR) are internationally recognised qualifications.

The CIR is a valuable benchmark for those already in the profession and an essential prerequisite for those seeking to work in the investor relations profession.


Best Practice Awards

A celebration of companies demonstrating their commitment to leading investor communications

The Best Practice Awards offer a truly meaningful opportunity to showcase best practice in investor communications. Each award category covers companies from the largest to the smallest - across the UK, Europe and internationally - in recognition of the diverse range of listed businesses looking to the UK for excellence in IR.


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