This guidance aims to provide practical help to directors on their performance of the section 172 duty - to act, in good faith, in a way that you believe 'would be most likely to promote the success of the company for the benefit of its shareholders as a whole'.
Shareholder relations useful links
Practical guidance and other information on shareholder relations from external websites
Guidance on corporate governance reporting from the IoD. Highlights the two main points - regard for stakeholders and enforcement.
Guidance designed to help companies and their boards show they have due regard for the stakeholders under section 172 of the Companies Act. Looks at what companies are currently doing and gives framework to help companies stakeholder engagement and how this should be reflected in the annual report.
Guidance commissioned by the 2020 Investor Stewardship Working Party and published by ICSA the Governance Institute, intended to foster good engagement practices covering meetings, dialogue outside of the results season and improving the feedback process.
Guidance from the London Stock Exchange on best practice in investor relations, examining the key principles companies should consider when developing their investor relations strategy. Registration required for download.
Annual survey from global investment firm BNY Mellon, highlighting trends in investor relations (registration required for download)
Professional body for Investor Relations professionals which aims to promote best practice in investor relations. Free access (with registration) to 'white papers' . Access to knowledge bank of best practice helpsheets is for members only.
Run by Mazars in association with five institutional investor groups, the Centre for Audit Committee and Investor Dialogue aims to promote dialogue between audit committees and their shareholders. A regular debrief of their meetings is freely available.
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