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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 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.
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 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).
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.
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.