IR Leader
March 29, 2022

CIRI is conducting two important surveys and we are looking for input from Canada's corporate IR practitioner community.

CIRI's 2022 Investor Relations Compensation and Responsibilities Survey - Sponsored by Global Governance Advisors

The role of IROs has changed significantly over the years and this rate of change heightened during the pandemic. To see the extent of these changes, CIRI requests your participation in the 2022 Investor Relations Compensation and Responsibilities Survey. The information collected through this survey will be used to inform two extensive reports – one focused on compensation trends and insights and one on the responsibilities tied to various roles. Both reports will be valuable tools to have on hand when reviewing your compensation package and IR resources.

Be assured that the information you provide is strictly confidential. Your responses will be analyzed only in aggregate. Please complete this survey by April 22, 2022.

IR directions: News Release Practices - Sponsored by Business Wire

To thoroughly understand news release practices, we are conducting a survey of investor relations professionals. This survey will explore how issuers optimize their news releases to extend their reach.

Members, please take approximately 10 minutes to complete this survey by April 8, 2022 and you will receive a complimentary copy of the research findings.

If you have already participated in these surveys – THANK YOU! If not, please contact Jane Maciel at (416) 364-8200 x102 to get links to the surveys.

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Top Stories

SHARE's Voting Guidelines Now Emphasize Board Diversity, Mine Safety

The Shareholder Association for Research and Education also advises funds to use Transition Pathways Initiative rating as a criterion for director votes.

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Larry Fink's 2022 Chairman's Letter

As I write this letter to you, the world is undergoing a transformation: Russia’s brutal attack on Ukraine has upended the world order that had been in place since the end of the Cold War, more than 30 years ago. The attack on a sovereign nation is something we have not seen in Europe in nearly 80 years – and most of us never imagined that in our lifetimes we would see a war like this waged by a nuclear superpower.

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IFRS Foundation and GRI to Align Capital Market and Multi-stakeholder Standards

This MoU means GRI's GSSB and the International Sustainability Standards Board will align programs and standard-setting, collaborating on an interconnected approach for sustainability disclosures.

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Standards Bodies Agree to Collaborate on Sustainability Disclosures

The IFRS Foundation and the Global Reporting Initiative hope the move will reduce the reporting burden for companies.

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The SEC Proposed a Landmark Climate Disclosure Rule. Here's What to Know.

The proposed regulation would force hundreds of companies to disclose emissions for the first time, but critics may challenge the SEC's authority to address climate risk in court

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SEC Proposes Sweeping Changes to Schedule 13D and 13G Beneficial Ownership Reporting Requirements

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has proposed amendments to the rules governing beneficial ownership reporting under the U.S. Securities and Exchange Act (Exchange Act). Similar to the early warning reporting and alternative monthly reporting filings required to be made under Canadian securities laws, Schedule 13D and Schedule 13G filings provide transparency to the market that an investor, or group of investors, has accumulated or holds a significant stake in the voting equity securities of any domestic or foreign issuer that has securities listed on a U.S. national securities exchange or otherwise has a class of equity securities registered under section 12 of the Exchange Act (a U.S. reporting company). Canadian reporting issuers that are also U.S. reporting companies, including Canadian companies relying on the multijurisdictional disclosure system (MJDS), are subject to both the Canadian and U.S. regimes and would be affected by the SEC's proposed amendments, if adopted.

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Proxy Season 2022: Considerations for Better Disclosure

Proxy season is once again upon us! When preparing proxy materials in 2022, issuers should focus on meaningful engagement with shareholders and integrating environmental and social disclosure into their circulars and other annual disclosure documents.

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The Globalization Of Corporate Governance

The global economic sanctions against Russia, and the potential impact of their application, will have significant governance implications for U.S. corporations. This will be the case regardless of whether they have been direct participants in the sanctions process or are just observers, indirectly affected by what is expected to be a significant spillover effect.

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BlackRock Investment Stewardship: Engagement Priorities

Engagement priorities promote sound corporate governance and business practices that are consistent with sustainable long-term financial returns. We determine our engagement priorities based on our observation of market developments and emerging governance practices, and evolve them year over year as necessary.

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