Best Practice Awards 2024

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Diploma in IR

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

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24th Annual Best Practice Awards now open for entries!


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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 comments on the IASB’s Acquisitions Reporting proposals

This IR Society response expresses concern around the risks of requiring this non-GAAP reporting in the back half of the annual report, which would significantly increase the audit burden and…

FCA overhauls listing rules to boost growth and innovation

The new rules will bring the biggest changes to the listing regime in over 3 decades. From 29th July, there will be fewer shareholder approval requirements, allowing greater risk but…

TNFD Sector and Value Chain Guidance

The Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) has published final Additional sector guidance for eight real economy sectors to apply the LEAP approach, alongside updated Additional guidance for financial institutions…

Society comments on the UK’s sustainability assurance market

This IR Society response calls for increased standardisation, given the sizeable disparities in price and quality, rigour and methodology amongst providers.

Further international harmonisation for sustainability reporting

ISSB announces further harmonisation of the sustainability disclosure landscape as it embarks on its new work plan.

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…

IoD consults on Director ‘Code of Conduct’

The IoD is seeking to promote director integrity by consulting on a new voluntary Code of Conduct.

‘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…

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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.


Annual Conference

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.