IR Leader
January 19, 2021
2021 is underway and CIRI has planned several exciting networking and educational events and updated a 'must have' resource - CIRI's Guide to Developing an Investor Relations Program - to start your year off right. These events enable you to connect with peers outside of your company to share experiences and stay on top of best and emerging IR practices while the Guide allows you to develop a best-in-class IR program. Together they offer you an opportunity to learn something new, regardless of what level you are at in your career.

Amanda Hobson, the Senior Vice President of Investor Relations and Treasury for Finning International, makes the most of her CIRI membership by leveraging networking opportunities and professional development.

Quentin Weber, the Advisor of Investor Relations at WSP Global, finds value in participating in professional development events, leveraging resources and staying informed of issues relevant to investor relations professionals.

If you are a CIRI member and have renewed, we look forward to supporting you throughout 2021. If you are a member and have not yet renewed, we encourage you to renew now to avoid any disruption to your membership.

If you are not yet a CIRI member, click here to join today to engage with this amazing community and make use of IR-focused events and resources.

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Are you looking for a new job opportunity?

Companies are planning for the year ahead and so we are seeing an increase in job listings. Currently, we have positions for a Head of IR, Director, Manager, Specialist (3) and Coordinator in BC, Ontario and Quebec. These listings are accessible to members only by logging in and visiting Job Listings.

Are you looking to hire someone for your company or for a client? 

CIRI offers an effective way to reach qualified targets through Job Listings. Get in front of IROs who may be looking for new challenges by posting your job opportunity with us. Members may submit a job listing free of charge. Non-members may submit a job listing for only $150+HST. Click here to sign in and submit a job listing.

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2021 Proxy Advisory Firm Voting Guidelines: Canadian Highlights

In preparation for the upcoming proxy season, issuers should familiarize themselves with the Canadian proxy voting guidelines recently published by Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS) and Glass Lewis & Co. (Glass Lewis), respectively. This bulletin addresses certain topics covered by the ISS benchmark policy recommendations and Glass Lewis's proxy guidelines and shareholder initiatives guidelines, respectively, in each case for the 2021 proxy season in respect of issuers listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX).

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The Growing Importance of ESG in M&A Transactions

As environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors have become a growing focus for companies and their shareholders, financiers, employees and other stakeholders, they have also become increasingly important to the success of M&A transactions.

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I Spoke to 99 Big Thinkers About What Our 'World After Coronavirus' Might Look Like

Back in March, my colleagues at the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future at Boston University thought that it might be useful to begin thinking about "the day after coronavirus." For a research center dedicated to longer-term thinking, it made sense to ask what our post-COVID-19 world might look like.

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CSA Provide New Guidance on Automatic Securities Disposition Plans

New guidance on automatic securities disposition plans (ASDPs) published by the Canadian Securities Administrators on December 10, 2020 focuses on the reduction of the potential for improper insider trades and enhancing transparency around the establishment and use of ASDPs.

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Trends to watch in 2021 – ESG: From Optional to Essential

Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) has progressed from optional to essential in determining a company's success. ESG - which includes supply chain management, climate change leadership and workplace culture - will increasingly shape a company's performance and long-term value.

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Why Socially Responsible Investing Is Likely To Gain Momentum Under Biden

Despite the Trump administration's environmental policies investors and companies have rallied around sustainability. Get ready for a Biden boom in 2021.

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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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