IR Leader
November 22, 2022
Each year, CIRI recognizes investor relations professionals who make a significant contribution to the practice of investor relations. These individuals are nominated by you – their peers. As a member of the IR community and CIRI, we ask you to consider nominating an IRO whose program, initiatives or leadership you admire or find inspiring and warrants recognition. You can also self nominate.

The Belle Mulligan Award for Leadership in Investor Relations recognizes individuals who have shown singular leadership in one or more aspects of the practice of IR. These could include new or improved applications of technology, progressive approaches to disclosure, outstanding mentorship, or remarkable leadership. Click here to access the Nomination Form.

CIRI's Award for Excellence in Investor Relations honours individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the investor relations profession and to CIRI. Click here to access the Nomination Form.

Winners will be announced during the 2023 Annual Conference in Toronto, May 28-30.
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According to CIRI's just released 2022 IR Compensation and Responsibilities Reports, over half of IROs are contributing to the company’s strategic plan
and almost three-quarters are executing the IR elements of the company’s strategy. In addition, over three-quarters of IROs counsel executives and Boards on IR matters and over one-quarter develop the company’s ESG/sustainability strategy. With these expanded responsibilities come enhanced compensation with over half (59%) of IROs earning at least $225,000 in total cash compensation, including 28% who earn more than $300,000.

How do your role and compensation compare to your peers in similar IR roles?

To obtain your copy of CIRI's 2022 Investor Relations Compensation and Responsibilities Report: Part 1 - Responsibilities and Part 2 - Compensation, click here. (Members, remember to log in to take advantage of member pricing).

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Top Stories

ISS Launches 'Vote Preference' Solution

Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS), a leading provider of corporate governance and responsible investment solutions to the global financial community, today announced the launch of Vote Preference, a suite of flexible solutions enabling asset managers to offer voting choices directly to their underlying clients.

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Themes in Focus: Cybersecurity, Robotics

If in 2020 and 2021, everything in technology seemed to work for investors, 2022 was the year that nothing worked. This year, a huge proportion of gains have been given back on the unified belief that technology, as a whole, could suffer from high rates and the end of the economic cycle. We believe that cybersecurity and robotics could be better positioned for a slowdown than this year's indiscriminate selloff would indicate.

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Canadian Securities Regulators Seek Input on Regulatory Regime for Accessing Real-time Market Data

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) announced today that it is seeking input on improving access to real-time market data for equity securities, including several proposed regulatory options to improve its availability.

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The SEC's Climate Rules Aren't Yet Final, But Companies Are Already Disclosing More of Their Carbon Emissions

Six months after the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said that it would require companies to publish their greenhouse gas emissions and climate-change risks annually, the number of companies reporting such information has grown.

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ISSB at COP27: CDP to Incorporate ISSB Climate-related Disclosures Standard into Global Environmental Disclosure Platform

CDP, the not-for-profit which runs the global environmental disclosure platform for corporations, and the IFRS Foundation have today announced that CDP will incorporate the International Sustainability Standard Board’s (ISSB) IFRS S2 Climate-related Disclosures Standard [IFRS S2] into its global environmental disclosure platform, in a major step towards delivering a comprehensive global baseline for capital markets through the adoption of ISSB standards.

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What Are Share Buybacks and Why Is Ottawa Taxing Them?

'It's not a dirty thing. It's not something we should say, 'ew, that's gross'.

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How Investors Feel About ESG Initiatives

A survey finds that investors' attitudes vary widely by age, wealth and the specific ESG issue.

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2022 Survey of Investors, Retirement Savings, and ESG

In summer 2022, Stanford Graduate School of Business, the Hoover Institution Working Group on Corporate Governance at Stanford University, and Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University jointly conducted a nationwide survey of 2,470 investors to understand how American investors view environmental, social, and governance (ESG) priorities among the companies in their investment portfolio.

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