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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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Society responds on UK ISA proposals

This IR Society response calls for simplicity to allow straightforward and speedy implementation, supports the eligibility of companies listed/traded on a UK recognised stock exchange (including investment trusts) for the…

‘Pre-close calls’ under the spotlight

The EU’s financial markets regulator has issued a statement encouraging issuers to follow good practices when engaging in 'pre-close calls' as they can influence market expectations and instrument prices.

Society responds on re-bundling research fees

In this IR Society response, which draws on the findings from our 2023 member poll on investment research, we emphasise the importance of research for valuations and the London markets,…

Updates to the UK Sustainability Disclosure Requirements (SDR)

The Government has published an implementation update to the Sustainability Disclosure Requirements (SDR) and the FCA has also confirmed its (delayed) timetable.

Robert Pickering announced as a keynote speaker

We are delighted to announce our next keynote speaker will be Robert Pickering, former CEO at Cazenove, in converstion with Evan Davis.

IR Society 2024 Best Practice Awards entries open today

The IR Society, the UK’s professional body for investor relations practitioners, today launches its 24th Annual Best Practice Awards (the ‘Awards’). These prestigious Awards celebrate the achievements of companies demonstrating…

Interoperability guidance for ISSB and EU Standards

Guidance material has been published to illustrate the high level of alignment achieved between the ISSB Standards and the European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS), and how a company can apply…

Tagging for sustainability reporting

The ISSB has published its digital sustainability taxonomy, to help investors analyse sustainability disclosures more efficiently.

FCA Anti-greenwashing guidance, and extension of SDR to portfolio managers

On 23 April 2024, the FCA published its much-anticipated anti-greenwashing guidance that will apply to all FCA regulated firms from 31 May 2024, and issued a consultation (CP24/8) on extending…

Transition planning resources

The Transition Plan Taskforce (TPT) published its final set of resources, including sector-specific guidance, the Future for Nature in Transition Planning, and how to undertake a transition planning cycle. TPT…

FCA to allow bundling of investment research fees

As announced last year, the FCA is now consulting on introducing more options to pay for investment research, including the ‘bundling’ of payments for third-party research and trade execution.

Informed 122 – Spring 2024

The main feature in this issue is titled 'Greater governance' – covering the updated Corporate Governance Code and the QCA Code. A second feature is titled 'The AI revolution'.

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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.


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

This year's annual conference covered the key trends, issues and opportunities facing Investor Relations, as IR practitioners lead the way and continue to shapeshift and adapt. A huge thank you to everyone who attended and supported the event.


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.