IR Leader
February 04, 2020
In addition to the resourcesprofessional developmentnetworking opportunities; and advocacy that you have come to depend on, CIRI has some exciting new initiatives planned for 2020. Watch this video to hear some of what you can expect to benefit from by renewing your membership.

Your CIRI membership expired on December 31, 2019. To ensure your membership is not terminated, please pay your invoice online. To do so, please visit and Sign In using your email address as your username. Select your name from the top right corner to access your profile. Click the Renew Now button on the left and you will be taken to your open 2020 invoice where you can complete the payment. Your payment is complete once you receive an email from CIRI with your order confirmation. Should you require assistance with this, please contact Lora Turner.

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Investor relations is a valued corporate function, increasingly providing strategic insights to management and Boards 

CIRI’s 2019 Investor Relations Compensation and Responsibilities Survey results have recently been released and the results demonstrated some interesting shifts in the profession. Some of the key survey findings include:

  • Investor relations is a valued corporate function
  • > Investor relations is recognized as a distinct corporate function, working in closer proximity to the CEO and CFO than ever before
  • IROs increase strategic value with management and Board
  • > IROs deliver strategic insights and counsel to management and the Board by contributing to the company's strategic plan
  • IR compensation is on the rise
  • > With expanded responsibilities comes enhanced compensation

To read the news release, click here.

To purchase your copy of CIRI’s 2019 Investor Relations Compensation and Responsibilities Surveyclick here. (Members, don’t forget to log in to take advantage of member pricing).

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Preparing for the 2020 Proxy Season: Key Governance Matters in Canada

A broad range of corporate governance considerations will influence this year's reporting season. Read about what Canadian companies should have on their watchlist for 2020.

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Shareholder Activism in 2020: New Risks and Opportunities for Boards

The era of stakeholder governance and corporations with a purpose beyond profits is taking hold, with corporate directors expected to answer to more constituencies and shoulder a greater burden than ever before. At the same time, investors - both in the U.S. and abroad - continue to expect corporations to deliver superior financial performance over both the short and long term.

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Goldman Sachs Will No Longer Do IPOs For Companies With All-Male Boards

Boards packed with bros don't get IPOs. That's the new policy at Goldman Sachs, whose chief executive David Solomon said the Wall Street giant won't take any company public unless it has at least one "diverse" board member.

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Opinion: How Companies Should Interpret Larry Fink's Letter

Mike Wallace says issuers should think about ESG from a due diligence perspective.

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Canadian Securities Administrators Seek Comment on "Access Equals Delivery" Model

On January 9, 2020, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) published CSA Consultation Paper 51-405 Consideration of an Access Equals Delivery Model for Non-Investment Fund Reporting Issuers (CP 51-405). In connection with CP 51-405, the CSA is seeking commentary on the appropriateness of an access equals delivery model in the Canadian market, with the intent of reducing regulatory burdens for issuers and enhancing the accessibility of information for investors. Generally, the CSA is requesting commentary on whether such a model should be introduced, the types of documents to which this model should apply and its mechanics.

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2020 Proxy Season: Glass Lewis and ISS Updates

Both Glass, Lewis & Co (Glass Lewis) and Institutional Shareholders Services (ISS) recently released voting guidelines for the 2020 proxy season. The Glass Lewis guidelines are effective for meetings on or after January 1, 2020, and the ISS guidelines are effective for meetings on or after February 1, 2020. This bulletin summarizes the more significant changes to each firm's Canadian guidelines for the 2020 proxy season.

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Has Stakeholder Capitalism Really Replaced Shareholder Primacy?

SHARE monitored the quarterly calls of some of the biggest companies in the world to see if they have reacted to the US Business Roundtable's statement on the purpose of a corporation.

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What Are the Top Concerns for Boards in 2020?

The list includes a potential economic downturn, board diversity, corporate reputation, pay equity, cybersecurity, and corporate innovation.

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The Hidden Dangers of the Great Index Fund Takeover

The Big Three - BlackRock, Vanguard, and State Street - are the most important players in corporate America. Whether they like it or not.

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Five ESG Trends for Canadian Investors to Watch For in 2020

The year 2019 was a big one for responsible investors who incorporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into investment decisions. Issues such as environmental sustainability, human capital management, diversity and inclusion have become corporate imperatives while CEOs are now rejecting the old shareholder primacy model of capitalism.

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