Informed 122 – Spring 2024

The main feature in this issue is titled 'Greater governance' – covering the updated Corporate Governance Code and the QCA Code. A second feature is titled 'The AI revolution'.

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In the Society News section, Laura Hayter reports on the growing demand for the CIR qualification and updates readers on the forthcoming annual conference; Daniel Redman provides an overview of the updated Best Practice Guidelines; and the Society congratulates two DipIR candidates.

Other articles include an event report from Martin Railton on activism and engagement; a reflection from Sonya Ghobrial on listing a company on the stock exchange; how to improve competitiveness in the capital markets, from Tom Hinton; and a code for ESG ratings and data products providers from Simone Utermarck. 

Liz Cole details all of the regulatory and market changes in her quarterly industry news briefing, and also presents findings from an IRO survey on Scope 3 reporting. 

Also in this issue, Tara Mitchell interviewes three recent CIR candidates about their experiences with the qualification. 

The main feature, titled 'Greater governance' includes the following articles:

  • How I learned to love the governance report, by Richard Costa;
  • Introducing the revised UK Corporate Governance Code, by Jessica Dahlstrom;
  • The Code: practical reporting considerations, by Harriet Rumball;
  • The 'pros' of proactive proxy engagement, by Alison Owers;
  • Bridging gaps between companies and investors, by Sallie Pilot; 
  • How the new QCA Code seeks to support success, by Jack Marshall;
  • Balanced governance for smaller companies, by Phil Corbett; and
  • What lies ahead for corporate governance?, by Chris Hodge.

The second feature, titled 'The AI revolution' includes:

  • A potential game changer for IR... or not?, by Daniel Redman;
  • The IR Society's guidelines on AI, by Al Loehnis; 
  • Increasing efficiency and maximising impact, by Q4 Inc; and 
  • The Artificial Intelligence Act: Giving professionals a pedestal, by Lulu Trask. 

In the professional development section, Matthew David explains why the Society has chosen to refine two of its offerings on popular subjects. Regular features include a course calendar; details of the CIR and DipIR; an events calendar for the next quarter; and the directory of service providers to the IR industry. 

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

Published 3 April, 2024

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