IR Leader
October 27, 2020
As you know, times have changed on many fronts and progress continues. At CIRI, we would like to get to know you better with a few questions about you and your IR team, so that we can meet your evolving needs more effectively. We are also looking to establish a benchmark for social factors so that we can implement goals and track progress against them going forward.

We kindly ask that you review your profile on to make necessary updates plus populate our new fields: the year you started in IR; the number of members on your IR team; and your birth date, gender and ethnicity. This information is for internal use and, if shared, will only be done so in aggregate.

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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
Click here to access IR leader Issue 3 - or any previous issue.

Watch for Issue 4, coming in November, in advance of the Annual Conference!

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Top Stories

The Research Canadian Investors Rely On

In a tumultuous year, investors stuck with proven research providers, according to the All-Canada Research Team.

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Why Diversity and Inclusion are Important for Investment Analysis

Four concrete reasons why D&I is important from an investment management perspective.

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Diversity Disclosure Practices in Corporate Canada: New Requirements, But Has Progress Been Made in 2020?

Osler's sixth annual comprehensive report on diversity disclosure practices now covers disclosure by TSX-listed companies and Canada Business Corporations Act (CBCA) corporations subject to diversity disclosure requirements. New disclosure requirements under the CBCA were added this year regarding visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities.

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Disclose This - The Offering Memorandum Exemption Gets a Revamp

The Canadian Securities Administrators (the CSA) recently proposed amendments (the Proposed Amendments) to the offering memorandum exemption (the OM Exemption) in National Instrument 45-106 Prospectus Exemptions (the NI 45-106) and the Companion Policy to NI 45-106 (the Companion Policy). The Proposed Amendments require enhanced disclosure for issuers engaged in 'real estate activities' and issuers considered 'collective investment vehicles,' both new definitions under the Proposed Amendments as well as making several general amendments designed to clarify or streamline particular aspects of NI 45-106.

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Mergers & Acquisitions Considerations for Target Boards

The global COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on financial markets. Many businesses were (and some still are) closed on a temporary or permanent basis, causing stock market volatility. At the beginning of the pandemic, we saw markets tumble and many companies lose considerable value in their market capitalization, and, in some cases, in the actual value of the company. While the markets rebounded as the pandemic progressed, with a second wave upon us, COVID-19 is once again negatively affecting the markets broadly and the stock prices of individual companies.

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Shareholder Activism Abates, But Not For Long: Significant Activity and Developments In 2020

By the start of 2020, shareholder activism had become a fixture in Canadian capital markets. Although activism levels had been declining to some degree in recent years, most public companies are now conditioned to the reality that an activist could emerge at any time; the breadth of activism has widened and an increasing number of shareholders, including institutional shareholders, have been willing to speak out.

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Statement of Intent to Work Together Towards Comprehensive Corporate Reporting

Summary of alignment discussions among leading sustainability and integrated reporting organisations CDP, CDSB, GRI, IIRC and SASB

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