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Industry News 23 February, 2024

PLSA publishes Stewardship and Voting Guidelines for 2024

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has published its Stewardship & Voting Guidelines 2024, which set out the PLSA’s views and voting recommendations on key issues.

IR Society News Industry News 31 January, 2024

IR Society issues Best Practice Guidelines 2024

As the market and technology evolves and investor demographics and expectations change, the Best Practice Committee refines these guidelines so that they continue to be an ongoing tool to help Investor Relations Officers tackle new challenges and improve their current skills.

Industry News 29 January, 2024

The FRC issues revised Corporate Governance Code

Key changes include increased focus on outcomes reporting, reinforcement of ‘explanations’ (where Code departures are more appropriate) and improved transparency around internal controls and 'malus and clawback' arrangements/usage. Revised supporting guidance has also been issued, aimed at being less prescriptive.

Industry News 12 January, 2024

New UK listing regime - detailed FCA proposals released

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published draft new UK Listing Rules that will implement its radical restructuring of the UK listing regime. This is intended to attract more companies to list in London, but will also impact on existing listed companies.

Industry News 31 December, 2023

Glass Lewis and ISS proxy guidelines for 2024

Glass Lewis and ISS have set out their updated views on current market practice and voting recommendations for AGMs in 2024.

Industry News 30 November, 2023

FCA SDR, investment labels and anti-greenwashing policy

Corporates need to be aware of the FCA's new anti-greenwashing and disclosure regime for investors.

Industry News 24 November, 2023

What did the Autumn Statement mean for IR?

Which measures announced in Wednesday's Autumn statement will be of most interest for Investor Relations?

IR Society News Industry News 22 November, 2023

The IR Society Celebrates Best in Class IR

At Tuesday night’s annual Investor Relations Society Best Practice Awards dinner at the Royal Lancaster, London, the IR Society celebrated the achievements of those companies demonstrating their commitment to delivering best-in-class investor and stakeholder communications.

Industry News 17 November, 2023

Revised QCA Corporate Governance Code

The new QCA Corporate Governance Code was published on 13th November.

Industry News 17 November, 2023

FRC review of corporate governance reporting

The FRC’s latest Annual Review of Corporate Governance Reporting has found ongoing improvements in the quality of reporting against the UK Corporate Governance Code, but also identifies areas where many companies are still falling short.

Industry News 1 November, 2023

FRC reports on materiality

The FRC Lab has issued a series of reports looking at how companies can improve their reporting by taking a more focused, strategic approach to assessing materiality.

Industry News 25 October, 2023

Call for evidence on Scope 3 reporting

The Government's anticipated call for evidence has now been issued, seeking views on the costs, benefits and practicalities of Scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions reporting in the UK, to help inform the government’s decision on whether to endorse the ISSB standards in the UK. It also investigates the current SECR framework to inform a Post-Implementation Review of the policy.

Industry News 18 October, 2023

New UK reporting requirements scrapped

Government withdraws annual resilience statement, fraud detection/prevention statement and triennial audit and assurance policy (AAP).

IR Society News Industry News 5 May, 2023

Signalling sustainability amidst uncertainty

Katya Gorbatiouk of the London Stock Exchange outlines her thoughts on the direction of travel for sustainability communications, the key areas where transparency is expected by capital providers and the implications for the mission-critical role of the IR function.

IR Society News Industry News 3 May, 2023

IR Society 2023 Best Practice Awards entries open today

The IR Society, the UK’s professional body for investor relations practitioners, today launches its 23rd Annual Best Practice Awards (the ‘Awards’).

Industry News 14 December, 2022

FCA Primary Market Bulletin 42

The FCA's latest Primary Market Bulletin looks at Climate-related financial disclosures, UK MAR and its interaction with the Listing Rules and the UK's M&A approvals regime, recent 'unlawful disclosure' enforcement, SPACs and reverse takeovers, Structured digital reporting, and the UK Short Selling Regulation.

Industry News 13 December, 2022

FRC: ‘What makes a Good ARA’

The FRC has published its ‘What makes a Good Annual Report and Accounts’, setting out the attributes for a high-quality Annual Report and Accounts (ARA).

Industry News 9 December, 2022

2023 Updated Proxy Voting Guidelines

Both Glass Lewis and ISS have updated their proxy voting guidelines for the 2023 AGM season, with Glass Lewis revisions applicable to meetings from 1 January 2023, and ISS's UK Proxy Voting Guidelines applicable for meetings held on or after 1 February 2023.

Industry News 2 November, 2022

Emperor is B Corp Certified

At Emperor, we believe in doing business the right way – and our long-term commitment to responsible practice means that it’s part of our identity. We’re joining a growing group of companies who, like us, believe the power of business should be used to build a more inclusive and sustainable economy.

Industry News 12 May, 2022

UK Climate transition plan proposals

The Transition Plan Taskforce, established last month, has issued a call for evidence on a Sector-Neutral Framework for transition plans, which it is proposed will be required to be disclosed by listed companies (and financial institutions) from 2023.

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