IR Leader
October 15, 2019

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CIRI's 2019 IR Compensation and Responsibilities Survey results will soon be released and the preliminary findings were discussed during a free-to-members webinar: 'How Does Your IR Role Stack Up? held on September 24. CIRI members can access this webinar here for free while non members can access it for a fee. 

About the Survey

The Canadian Investor Relations Institute (CIRI) conducted the ninth Investor Relations Compensation and Responsibilities Survey during the second and third quarters of 2019. The research objectives were to:

  • provide members, non-members and industry professionals with budget information for benchmark analysis; and
  • track key trends in the roles, responsibilities, resourcing and compensation of IR professionals in Canada.

To pre-order your copy of CIRI's 2019 IR Compensation and Responsibilities Survey, click here.

     CIRI members who participated in the survey                   $49
     Non-members who participated in the survey                   $99
     CIRI members who did not participate in the survey   $149
     Non members who did not participate in the survey    $249

Please contact Jane Maciel to purchase your copy.

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In the next ten years, CFOs who have historically been responsible for making financing and investment decisions based on ROI and NPV, will be under increasing pressure to deliver valuation that incorporates the environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors that shape business success long term.

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Canadian Securities Regulators Propose Changes to Audit Oversight Rules

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) today published for comment proposed amendments to National Instrument 52-108 Auditor Oversight (The Notice) intended to provide the Canadian Public Accountability Board (CPAB) with improved ability to perform audit inspections. Under the proposed changes, some reporting issuers and audit firms may be required to take steps to provide CPAB with enhanced access to audit working papers, particularly in foreign jurisdictions.

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Canadian Securities Regulators Release Data Regarding Women on Boards and in Executive Officer Positions

Securities regulatory authorities in Alberta, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Québec and Saskatchewan (the participating jurisdictions) today published CSA Multilateral Staff Notice 58-311 Report on Fifth Staff Review of Disclosure Regarding Women on Boards and in Executive Officer Positions.

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Canadian Securities Regulators Publish Latest Investor Education Activities

To kick off Investor Education month in October, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) today published Investor Education in Canada 2019, its annual activity report that highlights CSA investor education and outreach initiatives.

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Institutional Investors Today: A Very Different Animal

Institutional investors have undergone major change in the past 10 years. However, those at the forefront of change are much stronger as a result.

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Looking Back to Look Forward: Private Equity in 2018, 2019 and Beyond

Although 2018 was marked with economic and trade uncertainty, not least due to NAFTA negotiations and Brexit withdrawal proposals, private equity (PE) investment in Canada remained high at $22.3 billion over 543 transactions. These 2018 figures, although shy of the record-breaking aggregate dollar value and number of deals seen in 2017, still outpaced every other year going back as far as 2006.

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What 1,000 CEOs Really Think About Climate Change and Inequality

To solve the world's biggest challenges, such as climate change and inequality, the business community will have to play a critical role. And we need CEOs who understand the challenges and want to drive deep change in how business operates. Last month, nearly 200 CEOs declared, through the Business Roundtable (BRT), that the purpose of business is no longer just maximizing shareholder profit. But are they ready to follow through?

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Research: When Women Are on Boards, Male CEOs Are Less Overconfident

A number of governments (notably those in India, California, and parts of Europe) are pushing for greater female representation in the boardroom. And several studies suggest why: Having women on the board results better acquisition and investment decisions and in less aggressive risk-taking, yielding benefits for shareholders. What's less clear is why these effects happen.

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