IR Leader
September 13, 2022

Each year, CIRI’s Annual Conference brings together investor relations professionals from across Canada to stay up to date on IR best practices and emerging trends; learn from IR, governance and capital markets experts; network with peers; and stay informed on the IR tools and services available. 

As we are starting to plan next year’s Annual Conference Program, we are looking for enthusiastic CIRI members with experience in various industries and market caps to help shape next year’s content. The Committee consists of two Co-chairs and five Committee members from across Canada. If you are a CIRI member and are interested in getting involved, please click here to provide your details.

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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 – Director, Investor Relations; Investor Relations Manager (2); Employee Relations Analyst; and Analyste des relations de travail. These positions are in British Columbia, Nunavut 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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Top Stories

Canadian Securities Regulators Adopt Streamlined Capital-raising Option for Canadian-listed Issuers

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) is adopting a new prospectus exemption for issuers listed on a Canadian stock exchange, aimed at providing a more efficient way for them to raise capital.

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SPONSORED REPORT: Pitfalls to Avoid in Investor Relations Communications

In the world of investor relations, there are many elements to consider, and so much is at stake. This e-book will help you understand how to keep investors informed without risking mistakes that could lose investors for your company. Arm your team with the four most common IR messaging pitfalls – and how to fix them.

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Getting Out the Retail Vote: Targeting Reddit and New Social Tools in Proxy Solicitations

The success of the get-out-the-vote campaigns for Nikola Corporation and Lucid Group shows that shareholder solicitation is not the same in the age of Robinhood and Reddit. Companies are using new communications strategies and channels to find retail shareholders and obtain their critical votes.

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Will the New International Sustainability Standards Board Succeed in Unifying Global Sustainability and Climate-related Disclosure Rules?

Sustainability and climate disclosure rules are about to be standardized.

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New Scrutiny of C-Suite Pay

A new SEC rule will force firms to track top executive pay with performance. Will activists and watchdogs take notice?

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Canada’s Modern Slavery Bill Nears Final Approval: New Reporting Requirements Are Coming

Canada’s proposed "modern slavery" legislation – the Fighting Against Forced Labour and Child Labour in Supply Chains Act (New Act) – is currently awaiting consideration by the House of Commons Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development. Once passed, the New Act could become law as early as January 1, 2023, creating new reporting obligations for many Canadian businesses across all sectors, including many Canadian-listed public companies and potentially foreign businesses that do business in Canada.

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Climate Engagement Canada: How Investors are Building on a Global Initiative to the Net-Zero Transition

As 2022 continues to be punctuated by disruptive weather and climate disasters around the world, pressure is mounting for both public and private sectors to support and meet net-zero targets. Yet Canada is uniquely positioned – and challenged – by the global transition to net zero.

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Can Active Engagement Bolster Investment Performance?

ESG engagement is an increasingly important aspect of being a responsible investment manager. Engagement can be accomplished both directly – when the investment manager contacts a company themselves (usually regarding environmental, social or governance (“ESG”) factors that may harm shareholder value long-term) – or collaboratively – where various managers pool resources and concerns together to achieve a greater positive impact. One question that is worth examining is whether there is a link between the use of engagement as a central part of an investment strategy and investment results.

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Does ESG Really Matter - and Why?

Although valid questions have been raised about ESG, the need for companies to understand and address their externalities is likely to become essential to maintaining their social license.

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