Blogs and opinion pieces from the IR Society and its members
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.
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.
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.
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:
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 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!
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.