IR Leader
August 31, 2021

Are you new to investor relations and want to get a better understanding of what the role entails? Could you or a team member benefit from IR-focused professional development? Do you support the investor relations team and want to make sure that you are providing them with what they need? Are you in an affiliated role and want a better understanding of the IR function? Are you considering CIRI's IR Certification Program and need the prerequisite?

If so, register today for CIRI's 2021 Essentials of Investor Relations being held virtually on September 9, 10, 16 and 17.
Not a CIRI Member?

Consider the Membership/2021 Essentials of IR Bundle and save over $960.

Contact Lora Turner for more information on this offer.

Click here to visit the 2021 Essentials of IR website where you can view the program, learn more about speakers and find more information about the CIRI Membership/Essentials of IR bundle.

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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 five positions – a Strategy and Investor Relations Analyst; an Investor Relations Coordinator; Investor Relations Coordinator (2); and a Communications Specialist. These positions are in the Prairie Provinces and Ontario. The 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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ESG Reporting: 5 Climate Disclosure Considerations

The SEC's adoption of additional climate-related financial reporting disclosure requirements looks like a matter of "when," not "if." And while we're all waiting for SEC Chair Gary Gensler and his team to come down from the mountain with the stone tablets in a few months, let's face an undeniable fact: The CFO's role in environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting is no longer a question of "if," either.

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Pursuing Long-term Value for Our Clients

A look into the 2020-2021 proxy voting year.

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Fulfilling the Promise of The Business Roundtable’s Statement on Corporate Purpose

CEOs who signed the pledge and are promoting their company's ESG goals have set expectations very high.

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Most CFOs Pushing Internal Diversity Programs: PwC

Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair Gary Gensler said on Aug. 18 that the agency is considering requiring public companies to disclose details about diversity and other workforce demographics.

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SPACtivism: A New Trend Looming in Shareholder Activism

The past 18 months have seen a number of developments in North American capital markets, with trends such as the rise of meme stocks and the self-proclaimed retail investor revolution dominating many headlines. Another interesting, if less novel, trend that emerged in 2020 was a resurgence of special purpose acquisition corporations ("SPACs").

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Newly Listed Canadian Companies Need to Lift Their Games on Gender Diversity

New research shows that the percentage of women on boards of Canadian companies making Toronto Stock Exchange debuts this year, by IPO or shift from another market, is dismally low. Despite all the stated commitments to ESG that are now must-haves in investor slide decks, it's still very much a bro-fest in the boardroom.

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Shell-shocked: Could a Dutch Court's Ruling on Shell's Emissions Encourage Similar Cases in Canada?

"It's a decision that's worth paying attention to, and that people are talking about."

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Financial Industry Backs Canadian Bid to Host ISSB

Freeland sent a formal letter making the case for a Canadian headquarters for sustainability standards.

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