IR Leader
April 26, 2022

LAST CHANCE - Please participate in CIRI's Investor Relations Compensation and Responsibilities Survey

As the IR association in Canada, it is important for us to identify trends and best practices for the IR profession. As such, we are conducting our IR Compensation and Responsibilities Survey to identify evolving IR responsibilities, departments and compensation for the Canadian IR community.

To make this a meaningful resource for you and your peers, we need your help. Please take 20-30 minutes to complete the survey by April 30. If you’ve already started the survey, your answers have been saved and you can pick up where you left off. As a sign of our appreciation, you will be entered into a draw for one of five $50 gift cards from a vendor of your choosing, receive highlights from the survey plus have the opportunity to purchase the two resulting reports at a considerable discount!

If you have already participated in this survey – THANK YOU! If not, please contact Jane Maciel at (416) 364-8200 x102 to get a link for the Compensation and Responsibilities Survey.
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This year’s Conference, themed Thriving in Our New Normal, will draw on investor relations, ESG and capital markets experts to deliver an engaging event that examines transformational changes in investor relations practices. 

Join us and your IR peers to re-energize your IR practices and expand your IR network. CIRI's Annual Conference provides the inspiration, education and connections needed to grow and deliver a best-in-class IR program. You won't want to miss it!

Click here to check out the line up of speakers, sessions and Conference promotions.
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World Economic Outlook

The war in Ukraine has triggered a costly humanitarian crisis that demands a peaceful resolution. At the same time, economic damage from the conflict will contribute to a significant slowdown in global growth in 2022 and add to inflation. Fuel and food prices have increased rapidly, hitting vulnerable populations in low-income countries hardest.

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  • The rise of stakeholder value and corporate purpose
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CSA Published for Comment Proposed Access Equals Delivery Model for Prospectuses, Financial Statements and MD&A

On April 7, 2022, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) published for comment proposed amendments to several national instruments and policies to adopt an "access equals delivery" model (the AED Model), which would allow reporting issuers (other than investment funds) to satisfy the requirement to deliver certain prospectuses, annual and interim financial statements and related MD&A by (i) publicly filing the document on SEDAR, and (ii) issuing and filing a news release announcing that the document is publicly available on SEDAR and that a paper or electronic copy can be obtained upon request.

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FCA Sets Board, Executive Diversity Targets

British public companies would have to "comply or explain" under proposed gender, ethnicity goals.

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Canadian Securities Regulators Seek Input on Disclosure Standards for Mineral Projects

Staff of the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) are publishing CSA Consultation Paper 43-401 Consultation on National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects seeking comments on Canada’s standards for disclosing scientific and technical information about mineral projects, as we consider ways to update and enhance those requirements.

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Canadian Securities Regulators Reduce Regulatory Burden Related to the Interpretation of the Primary Business Requirements

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) today published changes to harmonize the interpretation of the financial statement requirements for a long form prospectus, such as in an issuer’s initial public offering (IPO). Specifically, the changes apply in situations where an issuer has acquired a business, or proposes to acquire a business, that a reasonable investor would regard as being the primary business of the issuer.

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Statutory Majority Voting Requirements to Come Into Force for CBCA Incorporated Reporting Issuers

Effective August 31, 2022, directors of reporting issuers that are incorporated under the Canada Business Corporations Act (CBCA) will have to be elected by a majority of the votes cast for and against them, unless otherwise required by the issuers' articles.

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