2022 Best Practice Awards

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Best Practice Awards

The winners of the 2022 Best Practice Awards will be announced on Tuesday 22 November 2022


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IR Society Conference 2022

The Annual Conference for 2022 took place on 21 June


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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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SEC Climate-Related Disclosures

The IR Society has today responded to the SEC consultation on proposed climate-related disclosures, calling on the SEC to allow the use of the ISSB climate standard to meet the…

Government responds on restoring trust in audit and corporate governance

Last week, the government finally published its response to the BEIS White Paper. Reforms are proposed in relation to public interest entities, directors' accountability, corporate reporting requirements, auditors and the…

Further reform of listing regime planned to boost growth and competitiveness

The FCA has announced their vision for possible reforms to make the listing regime more effective, easier to understand and more competitive in order to attract more high quality, growth…

UK Climate transition plan proposals

The Transition Plan Taskforce, established last month, has issued a call for evidence on a Sector-Neutral Framework for transition plans, which it is proposed will be required to be disclosed…

The IR Society announces appointments of new Board Members

​May 9th 2022, London, UK: The Investor Relations Society (the Society) is pleased to announce the appointment of four non-executive Directors to the Board, effective 9th June 2022:

FRC finds “significant shortcomings” in modern slavery reporting

This FRC research report indicates that too many companies are failing to treat human rights issues in their workforce or supply chain as a principal source of risk or mainstream…

Best Practice Awards entries open today

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New FCA rules will boost disclosure of diversity on boards and executive committees

The FCA have finalised their rules requiring listed companies to report information and disclose against targets on the representation of women and ethnic minorities on their boards and executive management.

ISSB consults on sustainability- and climate-related financial disclosures

The ISSB has launched a consultation on its first two proposed standards to develop a global baseline of sustainability disclosures for the capital markets. One sets out general sustainability-related disclosure…

FCA announces the end of their temporary Covid measures

Although the effects of Covid-19 are still being felt, the FCA considers that issuers and their advisors have now adjusted to implications arising from the pandemic and so are now…

Informed 114 – Spring 2022

The main feature of the Spring issue of Informed is titled 'IR for retail investors'. It asks whether IROs are serving small investors well. A second feature is centred around…

Current World Events and Associated International Sanctions

The IR Society has published updated ‘best practice’ guidance to help members in response to the current uncertainty and instability arising from recent world events and the wide range of…

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Best Practice Awards

A celebration of companies that wish to demonstrate their commitment to leading investor communications

Now in their 22nd year, the IR Society 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.


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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.


Annual Conference

New Horizons: Staying Agile and Adaptable in a Transforming World

The IR Society’s Annual Conference for 2022, returned in person on 21 June. With a full day's programme of panel discussions, keynote speakers and networking this one day event offered practical content for IR professionals at every level of their career.


Can you spot yourself in the conference photo gallery? 📸 Have a look through the photo highlights of the day:… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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