Best Practice Awards 2023

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Diploma in IR

Annual Conference 2023

Best Practice Awards

Congratulations to the winners of the 23rd Annual Best Practice Awards!


Certificate in IR

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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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IR Society Office Move

After almost 10 years in our current home in Coleman Street the IR Society will be moving to a new office early in 2024.

FRC areas of focus for corporate reporting 2024/25

The FRC has announced its areas of supervisory focus for 2024/25.

FCA SDR, investment labels and anti-greenwashing policy

Corporates need to be aware of the FCA's new anti-greenwashing and disclosure regime for investors.

What did the Autumn Statement mean for IR?

Which measures announced in Wednesday's Autumn statement will be of most interest for Investor Relations?

The IR Society Celebrates Best in Class IR

At Tuesday night’s annual Investor Relations Society Best Practice Awards dinner at the Royal Lancaster, London, the IR Society celebrated the achievements of those companies demonstrating their commitment to delivering…

Revised QCA Corporate Governance Code

The new QCA Corporate Governance Code was published on 13th November.

FRC review of corporate governance reporting

The FRC’s latest Annual Review of Corporate Governance Reporting has found ongoing improvements in the quality of reporting against the UK Corporate Governance Code, but also identifies areas where many…

2023 Member Survey Key Takeaways

The results of the Member Survey, conducted in September every year, are incredibly important in underpinning our planning for the year ahead. Thanks once again to everyone who completed the…

FRC Code proposals put on hold

The FRC has announced that most of its proposed revisions to the Corporate Governance Code will either be scrapped or postponed, in light of the Government's recent withdrawal of the…

FRC reports on materiality

The FRC Lab has issued a series of reports looking at how companies can improve their reporting by taking a more focused, strategic approach to assessing materiality.

Call for evidence on Scope 3 reporting

The Government's anticipated call for evidence has now been issued, seeking views on the costs, benefits and practicalities of Scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions reporting in the UK, to help…

Informed 120 – Autumn 2023

This issue of Informed included a feature on market reform, which covered regulatory and demographic changes that will affect IROs in the years ahead.

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Keep up to date with the latest developments. Access best practice information. Network with peers.

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.


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.


Annual Conference

Dynamic IR: Staying authentic and managing on-going structural change

This year's conference had a packed programme covering big picture themes including the changing dynamics of the capital markets, the buy-side, sustainability, date and AI; speakers from a broad array of market caps and sectors; sessions for IR practitioners aimed at all company sizes, and plenty of practical takeaways for IR to implement in their own roles. Not to mention some great networking opportunities and our largest ever exhibitor showcase!


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