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Informed 20 December, 2021

Informed 113 – Winter 2021/22

The Winter 2021/22 issue of Informed provides in-depth coverage of the 2021 Best Practice Awards, which were held in late November. It also includes a feature titled 'Best in class', which profiles some of the award-winning companies.

IR Society News Industry News 24 November, 2021

The IR Society Celebrates Best in Class IR at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London

At Tuesday night’s annual Investor Relations Society Best Practice Awards dinner, the IR Society recognised those companies that are leading the way in IR best practice and stakeholder engagement.

Industry News 18 November, 2021

FRC publishes latest edition of Developments in Audit

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has today, 18 November 2021, published its latest edition of Developments in Audit, which sets out the FRC’s annual assessment of UK audit and ongoing expectations for how audit firms should deliver audit quality improvements to deliver a more effective audit market in the public interest.

Industry News 28 October, 2021

FCA publishes Climate Change Adaptation Report

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published its Climate Change Adaptation Report (CCAR) giving the FCA’s assessment of how it and the firms it regulates are adapting to climate change.

IR Society News 26 October, 2021

Awards Host Announced - Zoe Lyons

We are delighted to announce that the compere for the 2021 IR Society Best Practice Awards will be the fabulous Zoe Lyons!

IR Society News 21 October, 2021

Colombo Stock Exchange to offer ICIR

The UK Investor Relations Society (IR Society) and the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) are delighted to announce a partnership offering the IR Society’s International Certificate in Investor Relations.

Informed 14 October, 2021

Informed 112 – Autumn 2021

The main feature of the Autumn issue of Informed is titled 'IR for small caps'. It contains a number of articles on all issues relevant to smaller listed companies. A second feature, titled 'Careers in IR' details learning opportunities, and provides an insight into the IR role.

Industry News 13 October, 2021

FRC issues guidance for electronic format annual reports

On 11 October 2021, the Financial Reporting Lab (‘the Lab’) of the Financial Reporting Council (‘the FRC’) set out practical guidance for companies to start producing their annual financial reports in a structured electronic format.

Industry News 12 October, 2021

New capital raising review to boost UK companies and markets

A new review to boost companies listed on UK stock markets by giving them more options when raising capital was launched by HM Treasury on 12 October 2021.

Industry News 30 September, 2021

Transition to Integrated Reporting

On 20 September 2021, the Value Reporting Foundation published ‘Transition to integrated reporting: A Guide to getting started’ (‘the Guide’) to help report preparers develop a custom-fit transition plan to integrated reporting. The Guide is a companion to the Framework, the principles-based, multi-capital framework used to accelerate integrated reporting across the world. Integrated reporting helps businesses think holistically about their strategy to build investor and key stakeholder confidence and improve future performance.

Industry News 30 September, 2021

Essential Guide to Enhancing Investor Engagement - Webinar Replay

As we start to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, the impact of social and environmental issues on the global economy have never been clearer. For businesses around the world, there has never been a greater focus on sustainability.

IR Society News 30 September, 2021

IR Society 2021 Best Practice Awards and Annual Dinner

We are delighted to announce that we will be hosting the Best Practice Awards and Annual Dinner in person at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms in London on Tuesday 23rd November.

Industry News 22 September, 2021

FRC publishes review findings on viability and going concern disclosures

Viability and going concern reporting need to be improved to give investors and key stakeholders a clearer picture of the financial stability of businesses, warns the Financial Reporting Council (FRC).

Consultation Responses 14 September, 2021

FCA consultation: Primary Markets Effectiveness Review

The IR Society response to CP21/21 ‘Primary Markets Effectiveness Review’

Industry News 14 September, 2021

Procter & Gamble announces new Climate Transition Action Plan

On 14 September 2021, consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble (P&G) announced a comprehensive plan to accelerate its climate action. The plan includes a new ambition to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across its entire operations and supply chain, from raw material to retailer, by 2040; as well as interim 2030 goals.

IR Society News Industry News Blogs 7 September, 2021

The A4S Essential Guide to Enhancing Investor Engagement

A4S and its CFO Leadership Network have produced this practical guide for investor relations teams on communicating effectively with investors about sustainability.

Industry News 6 September, 2021

FRC lists successful signatories to the UK Stewardship Code

On 6 September, the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) published a list of successful signatories to the UK Stewardship Code (Stewardship Code).

Industry News 5 August, 2021

IASB consults on a new framework for management commentary reflecting changes in corporate reporting

The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB or the Board) has published for public comment a proposed comprehensive framework for companies preparing management commentaries aligned with investors’ information needs.

IR Society News Blogs 30 July, 2021

Awards Entry Deadline Extended Until End of August

The deadline to submit an entry for the IR Society best practice awards will be extended until Tuesday 31 August 2021.

Informed 21 July, 2021

Informed 111 – Summer 2021

This issue of Informed covered the IR Society's 2021 Festival of IR and annual conference.

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