Centre Stage – episode 9: The broadening and professionalisation of Investor Relations
Centre Stage aims to tackle the issues that business communicators face – from investor and brand communications, to ESG, to employee engagement.
In this episode, Shreena Patel, Associate Director at Bladonmore, talks to Laura Hayter, CEO at the Investor Relations Society, about the role of IR professionals today. In the past, IR might have been seen as a cosy chat every now and again between the CEO and investor analysts but, today, conversations between companies and their stakeholders take place against a backdrop of increasing regulation, media scrutiny and pressure. The question is, how has this affected the role of IR teams?