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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

IR Society News Blogs 1 May, 2019

Get the recognition you deserve by entering the IR Society Best Practice Awards

Rachel Price, IR Society Best Practice Committee member highlights what judges are looking for in one of the Society's Best Practice Awards, 'Most effective overall communication of company investment proposition.'

Blogs 24 April, 2019

MiFID II – what next ?

Michael Hufton looks ahead to the FCA’s Thematic Review into MiFID II, including predictions, early results, and advice for IROs.

Blogs 23 April, 2019

Informed interview: A changing climate for investor relations

Companies will be acutely aware that investors’ interest in climate change is increasing. Notably, it is increasing at a pace faster than the annual reporting cycle. For many companies, the ‘let’s see how it goes this year and do something next year’ response is not a viable option. So, Informed asked Mike Tyrrell, the editor of SRI-CONNECT, to interview James Hulse – an expert in climate change investment issues – and identify the best ways for companies to respond.

IR Society News 9 April, 2019

The IR Society and NEVIR announce a new collaboration on IR training and certification.

The UK Investor Relations Society (IR Society) and The Netherlands Association for Investor Relations (NEVIR) are delighted to announce a collaboration offering NEVIR members access to The IR Society’s extensive professional development courses and the Certificate in Investor Relations (CIR) qualification. These courses cater for all levels of IR professionals, from new to senior IRO’s.

Informed 8 April, 2019

Informed 102 – Spring 2019

The Spring 2019 issue of Informed contains a special feature titled 'IR policy brief: Changing market dynamics'. We asked contributors to comment on a range of current issues for the IR community.

Blogs 2 April, 2019

Best Practice Awards: Best IR relating to a Corporate Transaction

Claire Lavery, Executive Director, Europe & Asia at Rivel Research Group shares her thoughts on the new award 'Best IR relating to a Corporate Transaction', what to look out for and what a simple and effective process it is to enter this year's awards.

Consultation Responses 2 April, 2019

Proposed Revisions to the UK Stewardship Code

The IR Society response to the FRC's consultation on Proposed Revisions to the UK Stewardship Code

2 April, 2019

Susan Hooper announced as a keynote speaker for the 2019 Annual Conference

We are delighted to confirm that Senior Board Director, Susan Hooper, will be a keynote speaker at the 2019 IR Society Annual Conference.

Blogs 28 March, 2019

Best Practice Awards: Delivering a consistent and holistic approach to ESG reporting

Nick Rose, ​Head of Reporting Communications at FleishmanHillard Fishburn and member of the IR Society's Best Practice Committee, shares his thoughts on the 'Best Communication of ESG' award, what to look out for and why you should be entering.

IR Society News 27 March, 2019

Sarah Bates, Chair of Merian Global Investors confirmed as Conference closing keynote speaker

We are delighted to confirm that our closing keynote speaker for the 2019 IR Society Annual Conference will be Sarah Bates, Chair of Merian Global Investors.

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