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Diploma in IR - 2019

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The Diploma in Investor Relations (DipIR®) is the IR Society’s senior level qualification

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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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Key takeaways from The IR Society Breakfast: Activism

We were delighted to be hosted by Georgeson on Wednesday this week for a breakfast panel and Q&A session on Activism. The event was moderated by Anthony Kluk, Head of…

The IR Society announces appointments of new Chair and Deputy Chair

The Investor Relations Society is pleased to announce that David Walker, Head of Investor Relations at British Land and current Deputy Chair of the Society will assume the role of…

IR for small caps – the principles are the same, but the challenges are different

Clara Melia and Lang Messer consider some of the unique opportunities and challenges faced by small-cap IROs, and discuss how a well-planned IR programme can set you up for success.

Informed 104 – Autumn 2019

The main feature in this issue of Informed was titled 'IR for small caps'. It looked at opportunities and challenges, plus a new growth-focused IR programme.

Informed issue 104 is out this week!

I am delighted to announce that the Autumn 2019 edition of Informed, the quarterly journal of The IR Society, will be landing on your desk sometime this week!

Gary Davies to retire as CEO of the IR Society; Laura Hayter appointed as successor

The IR Society today announces that Gary Davies is to retire as Chief Executive Officer for personal reasons. Laura Hayter, currently Head of Policy and Communications, will succeed him.

IR Society Survey: Insights into current ESG reporting practices

With the rising interest in ESG, the IR Society recently conducted a short survey of its IRO members asking for views around current reporting practices.

The IR Society and ARIR announce a new collaboration on IR training and certification

The UK Investor Relations Society (IR Society) and the Romanian Investor Relations Association (ARIR) are delighted to announce an exclusive collaboration.

Sindhu Vee to host 2019 Best Practice Awards

We are delighted to announce that this year's annual Best Practice Awards host will be comedian Sindhu Vee!

IPO rules on unconnected parties haven’t worked: investors are suffering

The dangers to a growing company of having an unsuccessful IPO can be serious, affecting investor confidence, customer relations and staff morale. Fraser Thorne suggests the new FCA rules have…

Five things to know and do on ESG

The practicalities of dealing with ESG issues can be a headache. Here Kirsty Collins gives the benefit of her IRO experience to outline the five top tips that IR professionals…

New opportunities as the world moves towards sustainable technologies

Climate change is rising up the corporate agenda and the policy and practical implications need to be urgently assessed, says Stephen Cheetham. The IR community has a vital role to…

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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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