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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.

Blogs 21 March, 2019

Launch of IR Society Best Practice Awards - Influencing improvements in investor relations practice

Sallie Pilot, Chair of the IR Society Best Practice Committee shares her thoughts on best practice and why you should enter this year’s awards.

IR Society News 20 March, 2019

IR Society 2019 Best Practice Awards entries open today

IR Society leads the way in excellence in Investor Relations

IR Society News 20 March, 2019

The IR Society announces new collaboration with the Spanish IR Society for offering the CIR

The Investor Relations Society (IR Society) and The Asociación Española para las Relaciones con Inversores (AERI) have announced a new collaboration for the delivery of the IR Society’s Certificate in Investor Relations (CIR) to members of AERI.

IR Society News 14 February, 2019

Orient Capital sponsor IR Society Events for a fifth year!

We are absolutely delighted that Orient Capital have confirmed that they will remain as the IR Society Events Programme sponsor for 2019 and we look forward to working closely with them again this year.

Blogs 11 January, 2019

A best practice business model for annual reports

Many business models miss the mark, as the FRC Financial Reporting Lab confirms. James Houston suggests how to develop useful models.

Blogs 10 January, 2019

Optimising your company website for investors

The corporate website provides a real opportunity to ensure that the investment case is well understood and IR is visible. Sonya Ghobrial analyses FTSE 100 websites to identify impactful ideas.

Blogs 9 January, 2019

The future of investor relations – ‘the silent disrupter’?

Recent changes to the financial markets are having a knock-on effect for investor relations. Keilah Codd discusses the changing talent pool, and encourages members’ collaboration to develop IROs of tomorrow.

Blogs 8 January, 2019

AGM season is fast approaching – being well prepared will pay dividends

In the run up to Christmas, it feels like AGM season is a long way away. Here Ross Hawley relays the voice of the IR Society policy committee by providing useful advice for those wishing to get ahead of the calendar.

Informed 20 December, 2018

Informed 101 – Winter 2018/19

This issue covers the 2018 IR Society Best Practice Awards, with pictures from the event and full coverage of the winners. There is also a feature on best practice, and four international contributions.

IR Society News Blogs 5 November, 2018

Making sense of MiFID II: An interview with Laura Hayter

Laura Hayter of the IR Society offers some practical advice on how companies can make sense of MiFID II

Blogs 5 November, 2018

ESG reporting should be the norm not the exception

There are many good reasons for companies, both small and large, to improve their ESG reporting practices – not least being financial and commercial benefits, says Nick Rose.

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