IR Leader
November 20, 2018

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Non-Financial Reporting Groups Begin Work on Reporting Standards Alignment

IIRC-led group to focus on better alignment rather than one-size-fits-all standard.

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Cooperating to Create a National Securities Regulator in Canada

On November 9, 2018, the Supreme Court of Canada ("SCC") unanimously upheld legislation that supports the creation of a national securities regulator under a cooperative system. The decision clarifies the constitutional validity of the law and upholds the establishment of the Cooperative Capital Markets Regulatory System ("CCMRS").

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TSX Adopts Changes to Provide Flexibility to Issuers Pursuing Dilutive Public Company Acquisitions

As we discussed in a July 2018 post, the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) recently proposed allowing issuers to issue additional shares beyond the amount for which they have already obtained shareholder approval for use as consideration for the acquisition of a public company.

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IR30: How IROs Become Subject-Matter Experts

OpenText's Greg Secord shares his thoughts about how the IR profession has changed during his 25-year career.

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State of Integrated and Sustainability Reporting 2018

Sustainability reporting for large public companies around the world has become the norm.

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Board Sustainability Governance: A Watershed Year?

Throughout 2018, environmental and social concerns have dominated shareholder proposal submissions, with shareholders asking boards to urge their companies to establish Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) committees, build ESG board expertise, compensate executives on ESG performance and report on their ESG results.

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