IR Leader
July 05, 2022

Do you have a list of books and articles that you've been saving to read over the summer? Well don't forget to add IR leader and IR focus to the list! The article titles from the 2022 issues are listed below so you can add them to your summer reading list. (Please note that these are member-only publications. You will need to be logged in to access them.)

IR focus Issue 1, 2022:  Transformational Investor Relations in Spin-Offs, Split-Outs and Rationalizations
IR focus Issue 2, 2022:  Board Engagement: What It Means for IROs and How to Lean In

IR leader Issue 1, 2022 Articles:

  •      Will Human Capital Management Be the Next Hot Topic in Canada?
  •      ESG in the Financial Statements - What Companies Need to Think About
  •      Key Developments in Corporate Governance and Disclosure Requirements for the 2022 Proxy Season
  •      Resources, Reports and Events
  •      Advice from an Investor for IROs Grappling with ESG Reporting

IR leader Issue 2, 2022 Articles:

  •      Canadian IROs Discuss the Rise of the Retail Investor
  •      SEC and ISSB Propose Climate Reporting and Assurance Rules
  •      The ISSB Releases Drafts of Global Baseline Sustainability Disclosure Standards
  •      Focusing Disclosure on What Matters and Non-GAAP Considerations
  •      Energy Security versus Net Zero: A Worthwhile Debate

The next issues of IR focus and IR leader will be published in late August and early September respectively.

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Top Stories

The Big Picture: SEDAR+ Transition

The launch of SEDAR+ in February 2023 will mark an important milestone for Canada’s capital markets. The new, web-based application will make it easier to access issuer information, while modernizing the process for filing that information with regulators across the country. Whether you use SEDAR+ as a filer or investor, you will experience significant, positive changes.

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Canadian Securities Regulators Extend Comment Period on Mineral Disclosure Consultation

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) is extending the comment period for its consultation paper on national standards for disclosing scientific and technical information about mineral projects. The comment period for CSA Consultation Paper 43-401 Consultation on National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects, originally scheduled to end July 13, 2022, will continue to September 13, 2022.

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CIRI Announces the 2022 Recipient for the Award for Excellence in Investor Relations

The Canadian Investor Relations Institute (CIRI), Canada’s national association representing investor relations professionals, is pleased to announce that Carol Hansell has been chosen as the 34th recipient of the Award for Excellence in Investor Relations. Mrs. Hansell was recognized at CIRI’s 35th Annual Investor Relations Conference.

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Canadian Securities Regulators Release 2022-2025 Business Plan Focused on Investor Protection in an Innovative Financial Marketplace

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) today released the2022-2025 CSA Business Plan, which outlines the priorities of its members over the next three years. The plan coincides with the appointment of Stan Magidson, Chair and CEO of the Alberta Securities Commission (ASC), as the new Chair of the CSA for a three-year term, effective July 1, 2022.

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GRI and ISSB Provide Update on Ongoing Collaboration

Technical representatives from GRI and the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) begin work on delivering the agreed MOU.

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BlackRock Proposes Changes to SEC Climate Disclosure Rules on Scope 3, TCFD Alignment

BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, published a series of suggested changes to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) proposed climate-related disclosure rules, including recommendations for a different approach in areas including Scope 3 emissions reporting and materiality considerations.

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Diversity: Keep Up the Momentum

In the two years since George Floyd’s murder, firms have taken some key steps to improve racial equality in the workplace. But with war, inflation, and other news taking up resources, will many become sidetracked?

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How ESG Investing Came to a Reckoning

With allegations of greenwashing at the highest levels, does it still make sense for funds to package together environmental, social and governance factors?

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