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2021 Best Practice Awards launch 28 April


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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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Corporate Governance Code increases reporting on remuneration practices

Companies are better aligning their Board remuneration policy and practices with long-term shareholder interests according to new research conducted by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) and The University of Portsmouth.…

10 reasons why you should join us at our 2021 Annual Conference and Festival of IR

The IR Society's Annual Conference and Festival of IR will take place in from June 14-18, 2021, and if you haven't booked your ticket yet, here’s 10 reasons why you…

Glass Lewis overview of Say on Climate votes

Glass Lewis, one of the leading proxy advisory firms, has published a paper setting out its views on Say on Climate votes. The paper notes that ‘Say On Climate’ votes,…

FCA proposes more flexibility for SPACs

The FCA has launched a consultation on proposed changes to its Listing Rules for certain special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs).

FRC moves to becoming ARGA

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) announced on 8 April its 2021/22 strategy plans that will see it move towards becoming the new Audit, Reporting and Governance Authority (ARGA). Its outlined…

LGIM publishes its annual Active Ownership report

On 31 March 2021, Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) published its tenth annual Active Ownership report, outlining the actions taken by the investment firm on behalf of its clients…

Corporate reporting – BEIS consultation on climate-related disclosures

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has launched a consultation on mandatory climate-related disclosures by publicly quoted companies, large private companies and limited liability partnerships (LLPs). This…

Covid-19 – end of certain relaxations for companies

Many companies took advantage of various relaxations afforded to them by the government during the pandemic. Some of the relaxations, which were introduced to help companies with administrative issues, are…

Green Alliance report advises UK to halve resource consumption

The Green Alliance, a charity ‘focused on ambitious leadership for the environment’, released its latest report on 29 March, advising that the UK needs to reconsider its resources and waste…

Shell shareholders to vote on zero-carbon strategy

Sustainalytics, an ESG research ratings and data provider owned by Morningstar, reports that Royal Dutch Shell’s May 18 AGM agenda includes an advisory vote on the company’s “Energy Transition Strategy,”…

European Commission proposes a Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive

The European Commission announced on 21 April 2021 that it had adopted a proposal for a Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), which would amend the existing reporting requirements of the…

IR Webinar: Best Practice Awards Launch

The IR Society is delighted to announce the launch of the 2021 Best Practice Awards.

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The 2021 IR Society conference and festival of IR

More than a virtual event. More than just an online conference. The Festival of IR, incorporating the IR Society annual conference, is a five-day programme of seminars, panel discussions, roundtables and networking with practical content for IR professionals at every level of their career.


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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.


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