The Institute for Public Relations synthesizes the top research studies that we think public relations professionals need to know about from the previous year. Last year, communicators across industries guided their organizations to dive deeper into supporting diversity, equity and inclusion as well as environmental, social and governance work. Research areas addressed these trends along with changes in the public relations field from rapid growth to increasing demand for services to burnout in professionals. The end of this report includes a list of IPR resources and IPR signature studies published in 2022. We want to extend a thank you to our Board of Trustees, comprising senior level executives and academic leaders in public relations, for driving the mission and work we do.