2022 Best Practice Awards

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The winners of the 2022 Best Practice Awards will be announced on 22 November at our awards dinner taking place at The Landmark


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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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Informed 115 – Summer 2022

The Summer 2022 issue of Informed provided full coverage of the IR Society's annual conference, a feature on the 'E' in ESG, and a preview of this year's Best Practice…

Society responds to ISSB Sustainability Reporting proposals

The IR Society welcomed the publication of the ISSB Exposure Drafts IFRS S1 General Requirements for Disclosure of Sustainability-related Financial Information, which is based on those developed by the Task…

Society responds to ISSB Climate Reporting proposals

The IR Society welcomed the publication of the ISSB Exposure Draft IFRS S2 Climate-related Disclosure, which is based on those developed by the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)…

Informed 116 (Autumn 2022 Edition) - Call for articles

Informed is the quarterly journal of the IR Society, providing a round up of IR Society and industry news and a range of special features on topical IR issues.

Final Report from the Secondary Capital Raising Review

The Secondary Capital Raising Review (SCRR) was launched in October 2021 and tasked with making recommendations on how further capital raising processes by companies that are already listed could be…

Society responds on UK Transition Plan proposals

The IR Society responded to the UK’s Transition Plan Taskforce’s call for evidence, supporting the sector-neutral approach and calling for transition plan disclosure requirements to be high level and principles-based,…

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…

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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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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.


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