IR Leader
September 29, 2020

CIRI members, IR leader Issue 3 was published on Friday, September 25. This issue contains timely and relative articles, including:
  • IROs Address Social Issues: from Virus Response to Diversity and Racial Equity
  • ESG Issues Dominate the Agenda
  • Diversity and Diversity Disclosure: More Than Just Issues of Gender
  • Sustainable Finance Bonds: 2020 Canadian Market
  • Corporate Access is Evolving for a Post-COVID World
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CIRI's 2020 Annual Conference is going virtual and will include all of the elements that make this a hallmark event for Canadian IROs year in and year out. The virtual Conference will be held over four afternoons – November 23, 24, 30 and December 1. 

CIRI will deliver on its commitment to bringing the Canadian investor relations community together by leveraging technology to safely share and learn from one another. As always, we will deliver panel discussions with subject matter experts, interactive roundtables with peers, opportunities to engage with one another and a virtual exhibit hall to stay current on product and service offerings. This new format will allow attendees to learn and interact in innovative ways. 

Registration rates have been adjusted and if you book before October 9, 2020 you can take advantage of a $100 early-bird discountRegister now. Those who are already registered for the Annual Conference can apply your fees toward the virtual Annual Conference.

We look forward to providing Annual Conference updates in the coming weeks and catching up with you in November!

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Top Stories

Setters of Sustainability Standards Pledge to Collaborate on Comprehensive Corporate Reporting

Leading sustainability and integrated reporting organizations plan to provide joint market guidance, in an effort to achieve comprehensive harmonization.

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Man on a Mission: How Wes Hall and the BlackNorth Initiative are Bringing Change to Bay Street

The kid who grew up in a tin shack and became a Bay Street power broker working to address systemic racism in corporate Canada.

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Canadian Securities Regulators Propose Changes to the Offering Memorandum Prospectus Exemption

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) today published for comment proposed changes to the offering memorandum prospectus exemption. The changes are reflected in proposed amendments to National Instrument 45-106 Prospectus Exemptions (NI 45-106), as well as proposed changes to Companion Policy 45-106CP Prospectus Exemptions.

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Canadian Securities Regulators Provide Update on Timing of Annual Report of Women on Boards and in Executive Officer Positions

The securities regulatory authorities in Alberta, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Québec and Saskatchewan (the participating jurisdictions) are providing an update on the timing of the annual report on women on boards and in executive officer positions. The report summarizes results from the participating jurisdictions' review focusing on disclosure requirements regarding the representation of women on boards and in executive officer positions, as set out in National Instrument 58-101 Disclosure of Corporate Governance Practices.

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How Finance Leaders Can Drive Sustainability Transformations

The CFO has the opportunity to lead the sustainability conversation by articulating the manifold ways sustainability creates value for the company.

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A Powerful Interim Step Towards a Single, Coherent Global Set of Reporting Standards

The five global sustainability, ESG and integrated reporting framework and standard setting organizations have today launched a report outlining the elements necessary for more comprehensive corporate reporting. The shared vision is provided by GRI, CDP, Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB), International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) and Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB).

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