IR Leader
August 23, 2016
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  • Registration to the Essentials of Investor Relations in Toronto (Value $1,050)
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  • Guide to Developing an Investor Relations Program (Value $135)
Total Retail Value: $2,425. CIRI’s 2016 Membership/Essentials of IR Bundle: $1,490. That's a savings of $935!

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A CIRI membership offers significant value through the many Professional Development, Publications and Advocacy benefits. In addition, there are a number of 'hidden gems' included with the membership package. These 'hidden gems' include:

Mentorship Program
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Refer a Friend Program
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An array of companies, from Google's parent Alphabet to Whirlpool, have named new finance chiefs in the past year. That’s not surprising given the 2015 turnover rate of CFOs among S&P 100 companies at an astounding rate of roughly 25 percent. Consequently, investor relations and corporate communications executives are as likely to manage a CFO's transition as a CEO's during their career.
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A Simple Test to Dispel the Illusion Behind Stock Buybacks

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To Make CFO, Women Must 'Raise Their Hand'

Increasing the number of women in top management is a shared responsibility between companies and female employees with leadership potential: Korn Ferry.
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Six Reasons Why Your Company's Board Still Isn't Very Diverse

Some companies are building much more diverse employee bases while their boards remain heavily white and male.
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TSXV Issues Further Progress Report on Revitalizing TSX Venture Exchange

TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV), Canada's public venture market, has published its second progress report on its "Revitalizing TSX Venture Exchange" initiative.
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The "Commonsense Principles of Corporate Governance" Make Sense

A group of prominent CEOs and investment managers has endorsed a set of corporate governance principles for U.S. public companies. Although these principles are not particularly provocative, they are built on two fundamental principles that are diametrically opposed to precepts of many activist investors and the corporate governance industry generally: businesses should be run for the long-term, and one-size-fits-all governance thinking is wrong.
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Looking Ahead to 2017 Proxy Season: ISS Annual Policy Survey Highlights Top-of-Mind Issues

ISS launched its annual global benchmark policy survey this week as part of the review of its proxy voting policies. The survey will be open until Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 5pm ET. ISS will then review the results to inform any updates to its policies ahead of 2017 annual shareholder meetings.
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What's Next for Proxy Access?

Proxy access has come a long way. The mechanism allows major shareholders to nominate corporate director candidates on the company's proxy. Many institutional shareholders regard it as a tool to hold boards accountable.
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