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ISS releases 2021 meeting season preview and 2020 review

Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS), one of the leading proxy advisory firms, released its UK 2021 Meeting Season Preview and 2020 Review (‘the Report’) on 6 April. Key themes contained…

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 repor

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…

Informed 110 – Spring 2021

The main feature of the newly-designed Spring issue of Informed is titled 'Finding a new voice for IR'. It contains a number of articles on all aspects of IR communications,…

IR Society Annual Conference – Sir Anthony Habgood confirmed as keynote speaker

The IR Society’s Annual Conference and Festival of IR will take place from Monday 14th June – Friday 18th June.

IR Society Annual Conference – Bernard Looney confirmed as keynote speaker

The IR Society’s Annual Conference and Festival of IR will take place from Monday 14th June – Friday 18th June.

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…

IFRS – Working group to accelerate convergence in global sustainability reporting standards focused

The Trustees of the IFRS Foundation announced on 22 March 2021 the formation of a working group to accelerate convergence in global sustainability reporting standards focused on enterprise value and…

ISS releases annual report on top governance and stewardship issues

Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS), one of the leading proxy advisory firms, has released its annual outlook report entitled Top Governance & Stewardship Issues in 2021 (‘the Report’). Consistent with…

Consultation on wide-ranging reforms to modernise the UK’s audit and corporate governance regime

18 March 2021 - The government has today announced major new reforms to the UK’s audit regime with the aims of safeguarding British jobs, avoiding company failures and reinforcing the…

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