Informed 121 – Winter 2023/24

The main feature in this issue was full coverage of the Best Practice Awards and dinner. A second feature, titled 'Innovation in IR' looked at the future of the profession.

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In the Society News section, Laura Hayter reflected on a busy year, Tara Mitchell asked recent Diploma in IR candidates for their experiences, a new IR Society Fellow was announced, and Calum Stephens outlined reasons to join the IR Society in 2024. 

Alistair de Kare-Silver reported on an event based around generative AI, and its applications for IR, and Helena Walsh provided the lowdown on double materiality assessments. 

Liz Cole shared the latest in Industry News, covering topics including UK SDR and greenwashing, reporting and corporate governance, the Autumn statement, economic crime, proxy guidelines, regulation of capital markets, sustainability and global guidelines for AI. 

The main feature on the Best Practice Awards, held in November, included all of the winners, along with photos and judges comments. In this feature, Daniel Redman explained why dynamic skills are required, Paul Lee explained the necessity of innovation, Michael Hufton focused on the innovation award and Amani Korayeim explained the voted award evaluation process. 

As a second part to the awards feature, several winners were asked to report on their triumphs. This included articles from: Andrew Carter, Edward Young, the Burberry IR team, Lara Sharrock, Richard Costa, Amanpreet Nandhra and Stephen Butler. 

'Innovation in IR' was the other main feature in this issue. It included the following articles: 

  • Innovation in IR, by Julian Smith;
  • How to use video in IR communications, by Phil Murray;
  • How IROs can use social media effectively, by Chinmay Javeri;
  • Preparing for a digital reporting transformation, by Rob Riche; and
  • Why AI communications are an IR priority, by Simon Gittings. 

In the professional development section, Matthew David speaks about how the programme is evolving in 2024, and shares a course calendar for the first part of 2024. Also in this section are details about the CIR and DipIR qualifications. 

Christina Warren writes about the many successes of the events programme in 2023, and gives a preview of the 2024 conference. She also includes a calendar for the year ahead. 

If you have any feedback on this issue, or would like to make a suggestion for a future issue, please contact Laura Hayter

Published 22 December, 2023

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