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Informed 18 December, 2020

Informed 109 – Winter 2020/21

The Winter 2020/21 issue of Informed provides in-depth coverage of the Best Practice Awards, which was held in late November. It also includes a feature titled ‘2021: IR challenge or opportunity?’.

IR Society News 10 December, 2020

‘Awards in Focus’ webinar, Part 1: Shaping best-in-class investor communications

In the first in our series of 'Awards in Focus' webinars, David Shriver, Director of Communications at Ocado, and Andrew Carter, Director of IR at Rotork – both winners of our 2020 Best Practice Awards - discussed with Richard Davies, Managing Director at RD:IR, how to create a compelling narrative and successfully articulate your company’s investment proposition.

IR Society News 2 December, 2020

Virtual event summary - Adapting Investor Relations in the Age of Acceleration

In this virtual event hosted in partnership with Investis, our guest speakers looked at how the use of digital, and particularly, the use of video for reporting, is changing the way companies communicate and present their reports in times of uncertainty.

IR Society News 26 November, 2020

2020 Member Survey

Many thanks to all those who took the time to complete our recent membership survey, conducted in partnership with QuantiFire. Your feedback forms an essential part of our planning for the year ahead and allows us to focus our efforts where they are needed most.

IR Society News 24 November, 2020

IR Society 2020 Best Practice Awards - congratulations to the winners!

Today we announced the winners of the Investor Relations Society’s 2020 Best Practice Awards. These awards recognise the companies that are leading the way in IR best practice and stakeholder engagement, thus strengthening corporate reputations and promoting trust and integrity in our capital markets.

Blogs 29 October, 2020

Goliath investors are all very well, but don’t forget David

Small-investor trading volumes surged in the spring lockdown. Derren Nathan explains what companies need to do to attract these investors, and why retail trends may be a useful signal for institutional investors.

Informed 27 October, 2020

Informed 108 – Autumn 2020

This issue of Informed provides coverage of the IR Society's 2020 virtual conference, which was held at the end of September. There is also a feature titled 'Embracing change'.

IR Society News Blogs 21 October, 2020

2020 Best Practice Awards Self-entry shortlists announced!

The IR Society is delighted to announce the shortlists for the Self-entry section of the Best Practice Awards for 2020.

Consultation Responses 23 September, 2020

FCA: Proposals to Enhance Climate-Related Disclosures by Listed Issuers

The IR Society response to the FCA on their consultation paper CP20/3: Proposals to enhance climate-related disclosures by listed issuers and clarification of existing disclosure obligations

Consultation Responses 22 September, 2020

SEC: Proposal to Increase the Form 13F Reporting Threshold

The IR Society response to the Securities and Exchange Commission's proposed amendments to the Form 13F reporting requirements for institutional investment managers

IR Society News 1 September, 2020

Listen to the IR Society’s new podcast….

In conversation with the Financial Reporting Lab on COVID-19, reporting in times of uncertainty, and stakeholders and Section 172.

IR Society News 18 August, 2020

Sir Jonathan Symonds confirmed as a keynote speaker for the IR Society’s Virtual Annual Conference!

We are delighted to announce that Sir Jonathan Symonds, CBE, Chairman to the GlaxoSmithKline plc Board, will be joining our Virtual Annual Conference on 29th September as a keynote speaker.

IR Society News 7 August, 2020

Martha Lane Fox confirmed as keynote speaker for the IR Society’s Virtual Annual Conference!

We are delighted to announce that Martha Lane Fox, entrepreneur and internet activist, will be joining our Virtual Annual Conference on 29th September as a keynote speaker

IR Society News 1 August, 2020

GovernArt and The Investor Relations Society teaches first ESG/SRI programme in Latin America

GovernArt and The Investor Relations Society (IR Society), with the exclusive corporate sponsorship of Enel Americas, and with the support of the Santiago Stock Exchange, taught the 1st version in Latin America of the ESG / SRI Programme for Investor Relations in June 2020. The programme is a pioneer in addressing Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) issues with a focus on matters pertaining to Investor Relations, Sustainability and Corporate Affairs professionals in Latin America.

IR Society News 29 July, 2020

Sacha Sadan confirmed as a keynote speaker for the IR Society’s Virtual Annual Conference!

Sacha Sadan confirmed as a keynote speaker for the IR Society’s Virtual Annual Conference!

IR Society News 29 July, 2020

Sir Donald Brydon confirmed as keynote speaker for the IR Society’s Virtual Annual Conference!

We are delighted to announce that Sir Donald Brydon will be joining our Virtual Annual Conference on Tuesday 29th September as a keynote speaker.

Blogs 15 July, 2020

Corporate reporting: challenging times – the only certainty is uncertainty

In troubling times, the value of clear, thoughtful communication that meets investors’ needs only increases. Thomas Toomse-Smith introduces two key reports from the Financial Reporting Lab.

14 July, 2020

IR webinar summary: The changing reputation of IR and managing resources (& your career) post-COVID

In our informative webinar today, our co-hosts Laura Hayter, CEO of the IR Society, and Oskar Yasar, Managing Partner of Broome Yasar, were joined by a high-profile panel of FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 senior IROs to discuss how recent events have changed the perception of IR within organisations, and how teams have been adapting and tackling the challenges and opportunities arising from the crisis.

Informed 10 July, 2020

Informed 107 – Summer 2020

With the COVID-19 crisis easing somewhat in the UK and Europe, the focus of this issue is on IR professional development. The main feature is 'IR Career Insights', including interviews with – and articles by – a range of IROs and other experts.

IR Society News Policy & Positions 6 July, 2020

Launch of our updated best practice guidelines!

The IR Society has published its updated best practice guidelines for members, bringing together the Society’s views on the topics of relevance to our profession.

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