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Coronavirus IR Society News 1 April, 2020

Delivering our PD courses during COVID-19

Continuing to deliver high quality services for our members at this difficult time is fundamental, including continuing to support your training needs with a minimal level of disruption during this period of uncertainty.

IR Society News 1 April, 2020

IR Society 2020 Best Practice Awards entries open today

IR Society leads the way in excellence in Investor Relations

Informed 27 March, 2020

Informed 106 – Spring 2020

This issue of Informed was published against a background of the developing COVID-19 crisis. The main features were interviews with leading figures in the City and IR, and the increasing influence of ESG topics in boardrooms and the markets.

Coronavirus IR Society News 27 March, 2020

Top 10 tips from our webinar: Communicating effectively during Covid-19

We were delighted to be hosted by Q4 for our webinar this week to discuss the need for clear and consistent communications during this period of crisis.

Coronavirus Industry News 27 March, 2020

FCA, FRC and PRA joint statement on Covid-19 – Our summary

The FCA, FRC and PRA announced on 26 March 2020 a series of actions in a joint statement to ensure that information continues to flow to investors and to support the continued functioning of the UK’s capital markets.

Coronavirus IR Society News 26 March, 2020

Communicating Effectively During COVID-19 - Webinar Replay

In these unprecedented times, the need for clear, consistent communication is greater than ever. In the face of massive disruption to travel and normal working practices what should IR teams be doing and what tools and technologies do they have at their disposal to ensure that they continue to communicate effectively with their various stakeholders?

IR Society News Blogs 26 March, 2020

Launch of 2020 IR Society Best Practice Awards

At a time of considerable uncertainty as economies and communities struggle to cope with the far-reaching impact of the coronavirus pandemic, stakeholder engagement and the use of digital channels has never been more important.The promotion of best practice in IR is one of the cornerstones of the IR Society's existence, and the annual Best Practice Awards, now in their 20th year, play a crucial part in this.

Coronavirus IR Society News 24 March, 2020

Coronavirus - Conference update

With less than three months to go until the IR Society annual conference, and given the escalating situation with the coronavirus, we feel it is prudent to consider a range of options, including potentially postponing the conference until the Autumn.

Coronavirus IR Society News 24 March, 2020

Delivering services for members

Like many of you, the executive team is now working remotely, but remains fully available for you and we would like to thank you once again for your understanding and ongoing support. We have made great strides in working to deliver as many of our activities online as possible to allow us to continue to deliver high quality services for our members. Please see below for further information on accessing IR Society membership services online during these uncertain times.

Coronavirus IR Society News 19 March, 2020

Covid-19 Update

We are living through unprecedented times and we wanted to reassure you of the IR Society’s ongoing commitment to supporting our members and the wider IR profession during this challenging period and beyond.

Coronavirus IR Society News Industry News 13 March, 2020

Coronavirus update

The IR Society is closely monitoring developments and government advice around the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Maintaining the safety of our employees and members is our highest priority, alongside our ability to continue supporting your needs with a minimal level of disruption during this period of uncertainty. As such we have implemented the following near-term preventative measures to ensure business continuity

Blogs 20 January, 2020

Putting flesh on the bones of your corporate culture

One of the main challenges for IROs is to monitor their corporate culture and advise if issues are starting to emerge that would affect the business’s reputation. Nick Bastin sets out the problems and some solutions.

Blogs 16 January, 2020

Are companies reporting the climate change information that investors need?

Listed companies in the UK and overseas have taken on board the activists’ messages about the need for meaningful climate reporting, but there is still further to go, argues Stuart Lemmon.

Blogs 13 January, 2020

How to stand out from the crowd in 2020

In an evolving landscape for listed companies worldwide, Sandra Novakov discusses the issues that IROs should be prioritising in the coming year.

IR Society News Blogs 9 January, 2020

What to look out for at the IR Society in 2020!

Welcome to a new year and a new decade for all our IR Society members! As we prepare for another busy and packed year of activity and initiatives, I wanted to remind you of what to look out for in 2020.

Informed 27 December, 2019

Informed 105 – Winter 2019/20

This issue of Informed included full coverage of the 2019 Best Practice Awards, with winners, judges comments and photos from the night. There was also a feature section titled ‘IR notebook 2020’, which looked at key topics in the year to come.

IR Society News 5 December, 2019

Important information for CIR and ICIR candidates

We have released our updated Certificate in Investor Relations (CIR) Study Guide (ICIR Study Guide to come shortly)

IR Society News Blogs 28 November, 2019

IR Masterclass - November 2019

On Wednesday the IR Society hosted its bi-annual IR Masterclass. The half day event featured guests from across the industry speaking on a range of topics, including the macro-economic outlook, how to deal with passive investors, and cyber defence. In our panel session three IROs discussed what they perceive to be the major trends and challenges in their roles today and over the coming year.

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:

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