IR Leader
September 14, 2021

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'There's So Much Work to Do': BlackNorth's Dahabo Ahmed-Omer on Why You Can't improve Diversity Without Data

Ahmed-Omer says there are signs the push for greater diversity in boardrooms and senior management is gaining traction.

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Opinion: Investor Relations Can Champion a More Diverse and Inclusive Future

Although considerable focus must be placed on the public and private sectors to progress D&I, effective communications between companies, policy-makers and investors must be present, write Sofia El Boury and Gillian Karran-Cumberlege.

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Gaining ESG Ground with a Natural Capital Approach

Many companies are proactively recognising and unlocking the ESG value already present within their organisation, and one way to do this is through understanding how natural capital can play a role. Natural capital is not only the physical stocks of resources on our planet such as water, air, soils, minerals, but also the benefits we derive from these physical stocks. These are crucial to the sustainability of our economies and ultimately societies; they are known as ecosystem services.

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Alberta and Saskatchewan Securities Regulators Adopt New Small Business Financing Prospectus Exemption

The Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) and the Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority of Saskatchewan (FCAA) today adopted a new prospectus exemption designed to facilitate greater access to capital for Alberta and Saskatchewan businesses.

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Boards Need Real Diversity, Not Tokenism

The U.S. stock exchange has won approval for a new rule that requires corporate boards to become more diverse. Now companies must implement that - and go beyond the numerical requirements and box-checking to create a thoughtful, purposeful solution.

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Nasdaq's New Progressive Board Diversity Listing Requirement

Boards of directors of most Nasdaq issuers, including Canadian issuers listed on Nasdaq, will be required to include at least two diverse directors, at least one of whom must be female, under bold new rules approved by the SEC on August 6, 2021. Nasdaq becomes the first regulator in the world to mandate diversity beyond gender on public company boards with its requirement that U.S. issuers must have at least one director who is from an underrepresented minority.

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