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FRC Future of Corporate Reporting discussion paper

The IR Society response to the FRC's discussion paper - The Future of Corporate Reporting.

Investor Forum Annual Review - event summary

The IR Society attended the Investor Forum’s Annual Review virtual event on 20th January, which focused on ‘purpose and how it can guide a company to create long-term sustainable value’.…

Informed 109 – Winter 2020/21

The Winter 2020/21 issue of Informed provides in-depth coverage of the Best Practice Awards, which was held in late November. It also includes a feature titled ‘2021: IR challenge or…

‘Awards in Focus’ webinar, Part 1: Shaping best-in-class investor communications

In the first in our series of 'Awards in Focus' webinars, David Shriver, Director of Communications at Ocado, and Andrew Carter, Director of IR at Rotork – both winners of…

Virtual event summary - Adapting Investor Relations in the Age of Acceleration

In this virtual event hosted in partnership with Investis, our guest speakers looked at how the use of digital, and particularly, the use of video for reporting, is changing the…

2020 Member Survey

Many thanks to all those who took the time to complete our recent membership survey, conducted in partnership with QuantiFire. Your feedback forms an essential part of our planning for…

IR Society 2020 Best Practice Awards - congratulations to the winners!

Today we announced the winners of the Investor Relations Society’s 2020 Best Practice Awards. These awards recognise the companies that are leading the way in IR best practice and stakeholder…

Goliath investors are all very well, but don’t forget David

Small-investor trading volumes surged in the spring lockdown. Derren Nathan explains what companies need to do to attract these investors, and why retail trends may be a useful signal for…

Informed 108 – Autumn 2020

This issue of Informed provides coverage of the IR Society's 2020 virtual conference, which was held at the end of September. There is also a feature titled 'Embracing change'.

2020 Best Practice Awards Self-entry shortlists announced!

The IR Society is delighted to announce the shortlists for the Self-entry section of the Best Practice Awards for 2020.

FCA: Proposals to Enhance Climate-Related Disclosures by Listed Issuers

The IR Society response to the FCA on their consultation paper CP20/3: Proposals to enhance climate-related disclosures by listed issuers and clarification of existing disclosure obligations

SEC: Proposal to Increase the Form 13F Reporting Threshold

The IR Society response to the Securities and Exchange Commission's proposed amendments to the Form 13F reporting requirements for institutional investment managers

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