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Defining success for IR programmes in 2024

While positive stock performance remains a crucial aspect of success in Investor Relations (IR), it is no longer the sole measure of success in the evolving landscape of IR. In 2024, a more holistic and proactive approach in aligning corporate strategies with emerging market trends and investor sentiments will be needed to truly understand the impact of IR.

Effective Stakeholder Engagement

Success is not only about routine interactions but also about the quality and depth of stakeholder engagements. Facilitating two-way communication channels like Q&As within investor days play a pivotal role in addressing stakeholders' expectations and understanding their concerns before they spill over into key corporate events like the AGM.

Leveraging technology for targeted communication and personalised engagement is key for a successful IR program in 2024. By making use of the latest technology, IROs can coordinate timely, transparent and tailored communication between investors and stakeholders and remain robust to the evolving landscape of IR.

Transparent Communication

Historically, transparency has become synonymous with success in IR as investors seek clear and honest communication about a company's performance, strategies, and outlook. We’ve seen this with Google as investors call for more transparency around their use of AI.

IROs need to prioritise transparency within their communication, utilising various channels to disseminate information and proactively address investor concerns. This commitment to openness paves the way for trust and confidence among stakeholders.

By embracing this holistic approach, IR programs can navigate the complexities of the modern financial landscape, ensuring sustained success within evolving market dynamics and investor preferences.

Crafting a Holistic Approach

A blend of all these elements will be key to defining success for IROs in 2024, incorporating positive stock performance, stakeholder engagement, and transparent communication. IR programs will need to anticipate and adapt to changing investor preferences, including embracing new communication channels and ESG principles.


To facilitate this, IROs will need to embrace new technologies in coordinating timely, transparent, and tailored communication between investors and stakeholders.


To find out more, watch Lumi’s latest webinar where our Chief Business Strategy Officer, Sylvie Harton speaks with Quentin Weber at WSP: Challenging the Status Quo: Strategies for Creating a Successful IR Program