IR Leader
May 11, 2021

IR focus, which provides a comprehensive framework for effectively addressing a single key topic or challenge, is one of the many valued resources CIRI provides to its members. If you're a CIRI member and missed the February issue of IR focusclick here to read it now. The next issue, entitled: 'How Adding GR to IR Can Make for Better PR', will be published next week. Watch your inbox for it!

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Companies are planning for the year ahead and so we are seeing an increase in job listings. Currently, we have positions for a Vice President of IR, IR & Communications Associate and a Senior IR Analyst. These positions are in BC and Ontario. These listings are accessible to members only by logging in and visiting Job Listings.

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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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Top Stories

Here's Why the Former Head of Sustainable Investing at BlackRock Says Don't Believe the ESG Marketing Hype

Tariq Fancy says ESG detracts from real efforts to address climate change.

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Climate Change: Investor Attitudes and Shareholder Proposals

The impacts of climate change are systemic and unprecedented. They're also already apparent. In this article, the author identifies ways for asset managers to approach the climate change risks and opportunities faced by their investee companies.

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Canadian Government Proposes New CBCA Standard for Electing Directors

The federal government has introduced proposed regulations that would, among other things, change the director election process for certain corporations established under the Canada Business Corporations Act (CBCA). The proposed regulations are expected to take effect on July 1, 2021, and would require: (i) annual board elections; (ii) individual voting (i.e., slates will no longer be permitted); (iii) majority voting; and (iv) that shareholders be permitted to vote for or against each nominee (as opposed to a "withhold" vote).

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Overselling Sustainability Reporting

For two decades progressive thinkers have argued that a more sustainable form of capitalism would arise if companies regularly measured and reported on their environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance. But although such reporting has become widespread, and some firms are deriving benefits from it, environmental damage and social inequality are still growing.

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How One of Canada’s Largest Pension Funds Is Incorporating ESG in Its Portfolio

Compensation based on hitting climate targets, carbon budgets for portfolios, and public company board targets are all tools used by CPDQ.

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Canadian Securities Regulators Establish Regulatory Regime for Financial Benchmarks

The securities regulatory authorities of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Québec, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia today adopted final rules to establish a Canadian regulatory regime for financial benchmarks.

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How Companies Capture the Value of Sustainability: Survey Findings

What makes the difference between a sustainability program that produces business value and one that doesn't? A new survey identifies practices that distinguish value-creating companies from others.

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TSX: Just 10 Percent of Companies Cut Executive Pay in 2020

Diligent study shows almost 60 percent of TSX 240 has no pay-performance alignment.

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Is ESG Outperformance Just an Illusion?

Research suggests the excess returns delivered by ESG funds come from a source other than companies' environmental, social, and governance records.

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