IR Leader
March 30, 2021
As 2021 AGM season approaches, and limitations on in-person gatherings persists, many AGMs are expected to be virtual again. Issuers are looking for ways to enhance this event in 2021. In preparation, CIRI has updated the Virtual AGM: Dos and Don'ts and has expanded the list of Questions to Consider.

Click here to access CIRI's Virtual AGM: Dos and Don'ts.
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CIRI members, IR leader Issue 1 was published on Tuesday, March 23. This issue contains timely and relative articles, including:

  • Will Shareholders Press for ESG Proposals and More as Pandemic Rages?
  • Changes to the Income Statement: What Investors Think
  • Trends, Hot Issues and New Disclosure Matters for the 2021 Proxy Season
  • Taking the investor Day Virtual: Lessons and Learnings
  • Dual Class or Second Class? An Examination of Dual Class Share Structures

Click here to access IR leader Issue 1 – or any previous issue.

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Ontario Government Announces Next Steps on Securities Law Modernization

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Purpose and Profit: ESG and the Path Forward

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors have clearly garnered the attention of companies and their investors and stakeholders. Amid the global crises of the pandemic and climate change, there is a special allure to business strategies that can deliver profits and societal value, especially if those results are mutually reinforcing.

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Cyber Risk Management Guidance for Canadian Corporate Directors

Cyber risk management is a fundamental issue for organizations of all kinds and sizes. Directors of Canadian corporations have a legal responsibility to ensure their corporations have appropriate cyber risk management policies and practices and are prepared to respond effectively to cybersecurity incidents. Guidance from regulators, industry associations and other organizations can help corporate directors fulfill their cyber risk management duties.

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New IFRS Working Group is a 'Logical Next Step'

On 8 March, the IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards) Foundation Trustees updated on their strategic direction to strengthen financial corporate reporting, by taking account of the financial opportunities and risks of sustainability impacts on enterprise value creation. As a logical next step, today they have announced the establishment of a new working group, consisting of international initiatives focussed on investor interests and reporting on enterprise value creation.

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Peloton Capital Management and Stephen Smith Acquire Glass Lewis

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Financial World Greenwashing the Public with Deadly Distraction in Sustainable Investing Practices

Wall Street is greenwashing the financial world, making sustainable investing merely PR, which is a distraction from the problem of climate change.

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