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IR Society News 20 November, 2019

IR Society Best Practice Awards 2019: Leading the way in excellence in investor relations

At Tuesday night’s annual Investor Relations Society Best Practice Awards, the IR Society gathered together with over 450 industry professionals to recognise the companies leading the way in investor relations.

Industry News Blogs 14 November, 2019

Key takeaways from The IR Society Breakfast: Activism

We were delighted to be hosted by Georgeson on Wednesday this week for a breakfast panel and Q&A session on Activism. The event was moderated by Anthony Kluk, Head of the Nordic region at Georgeson, with Nick de Bunsen, Director at Teneo, and Michael Henson, an independent investor relations consultant, contributing to an active and informative discussion as guest speakers. Key takeaways were as follows:

IR Society News 6 November, 2019

The IR Society announces appointments of new Chair and Deputy Chair

The Investor Relations Society is pleased to announce that David Walker, Head of Investor Relations at British Land and current Deputy Chair of the Society will assume the role of Chair.

Blogs 28 October, 2019

IR for small caps – the principles are the same, but the challenges are different

Clara Melia and Lang Messer consider some of the unique opportunities and challenges faced by small-cap IROs, and discuss how a well-planned IR programme can set you up for success.

Informed 21 October, 2019

Informed 104 – Autumn 2019

The main feature in this issue of Informed was titled 'IR for small caps'. It looked at opportunities and challenges, plus a new growth-focused IR programme.

Informed Blogs 15 October, 2019

Informed issue 104 is out this week!

I am delighted to announce that the Autumn 2019 edition of Informed, the quarterly journal of The IR Society, will be landing on your desk sometime this week!

IR Society News 8 October, 2019

Gary Davies to retire as CEO of the IR Society; Laura Hayter appointed as successor

The IR Society today announces that Gary Davies is to retire as Chief Executive Officer for personal reasons. Laura Hayter, currently Head of Policy and Communications, will succeed him.

IR Society News 24 September, 2019

IR Society Survey: Insights into current ESG reporting practices

With the rising interest in ESG, the IR Society recently conducted a short survey of its IRO members asking for views around current reporting practices.

IR Society News Industry News 18 September, 2019

The IR Society and ARIR announce a new collaboration on IR training and certification

The UK Investor Relations Society (IR Society) and the Romanian Investor Relations Association (ARIR) are delighted to announce an exclusive collaboration.

IR Society News 12 September, 2019

Sindhu Vee to host 2019 Best Practice Awards

We are delighted to announce that this year's annual Best Practice Awards host will be comedian Sindhu Vee!

Blogs 29 July, 2019

IPO rules on unconnected parties haven’t worked: investors are suffering

The dangers to a growing company of having an unsuccessful IPO can be serious, affecting investor confidence, customer relations and staff morale. Fraser Thorne suggests the new FCA rules have not helped.

Blogs 25 July, 2019

Five things to know and do on ESG

The practicalities of dealing with ESG issues can be a headache. Here Kirsty Collins gives the benefit of her IRO experience to outline the five top tips that IR professionals should heed.

Blogs 22 July, 2019

New opportunities as the world moves towards sustainable technologies

Climate change is rising up the corporate agenda and the policy and practical implications need to be urgently assessed, says Stephen Cheetham. The IR community has a vital role to play in this.

Blogs 18 July, 2019

Employee welfare: practice what you preach before it is too late

Employees are often told how much they are valued, but this view does not usually come across in the annual report. Will Rowlands-Rees argues that IROs should address this issue urgently.

Informed 18 July, 2019

Informed 103 – Summer 2019

This issue of Informed covers the IR Society's 2019 annual conference and includes a feature section on ESG issues.

IR Society News Blogs 16 July, 2019

Informed Journal - The IR Society quarterly magazine

Informed summer 2019 has arrived!! This edition includes full conference coverage with session reports and photos, a 10-page special feature on ESG, and, as always industry news and current issues.

IR Society News 17 June, 2019

Bank of America Merrill Lynch to sponsor IR Society’s DELIVER leadership programme from 2019

The IR Society is delighted to announce that Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofAML) will be the new sponsor of the senior investor relations development programme, DELIVER (DElivering future Leaders through InVEstor Relations).

IR Society News Blogs 22 May, 2019

10 reasons why you should be at the IR Society Annual Conference on June 18

The IR Society's Annual Conference will take place in London on Tuesday 18 June, and if you haven't booked your ticket yet here’s 10 reasons why should be joining us.

Research & Surveys 16 May, 2019

BNY Mellon Global IR Survey

BNY Mellon is pleased to invite you to participate in the 12th BNY Mellon Global Investor Relations Survey, the financial markets’ most comprehensive and longest running global investor relations (IR) survey.

IR Society News Consultation Responses 2 May, 2019

FRC discussion paper: Business Reporting of Intangibles: Realistic proposals

The IR Society response to the FRC's discussion paper on Business Reporting of Intangibles: Realistic proposals

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