IR Leader
January 17, 2023

Happy New Year! With a new year come new objectives. For your professional objectives, position yourself to deliver a leading IR program by being a member of CIRI. 

Here's why you should:

  • Experience the benefits of being part of a larger team by leaning on an engaged and open community of IR peers and service providers.
  • Deliver an industry-leading IR program by staying current on best and emerging IR practices through professional development events.
  • Evolve your IR practices by leveraging IR-specific resources and research. 
  • Understand new and proposed regulatory changes with issues-focused publications and events. 

If you have renewed your membership, thank you, and we look forward to supporting you in 2023. If you haven't yet renewed, your membership has expired and your invoice is now available online. To pay your invoice, please visit and Sign In using your email address as your username. Click on your name located at the top of the website, in the middle, and select My account. Click on the Renew Now button on the left and you will be taken to your open invoice where you can complete the payment. Your renewal is complete once you receive an email from CIRI with your order confirmation.

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According to CIRI's recently 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 does your 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

A Reset Moment for ESG Investing?

The economic downturn, combined with the politicization of green investing, is turning up the heat on ESG-focused investment funds. What it means for companies and investors.

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What Private Equity Can Learn From Shareholder Activism – And Vice Versa?

Among the most fascinating developments in corporate practice over the past decade has been the incremental and reciprocal convergence of private equity and shareholder activism.

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2023 ESG Disclosure Study

Fasken’s 2023 ESG Disclosure Study will assist companies and members of their boards and senior management teams by providing key data points on how large Canadian companies are tackling board oversight, management and disclosure of ESG-related matters relevant to today’s market.

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A CFO Action Plan for 2023

Here are the challenges businesses should be ready for this year and what actions CFOs should be taking.

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Canada's Modern Slavery Legislation to Create Reporting Obligation

Bill S-211, An Act to enact the Fighting Against Forced Labour and Child Labour in Supply Chains Act and to amend the Customs Tariff (the Act), is awaiting adoption of committee report and final reading in the House of Commons. Once passed, the Act will require many corporations with connections to Canada, and federal government institutions, to report on steps taken to prevent and reduce the risk that forced labour or child labour is being used in their supply chains. If the Act is passed in 2023, the first report will be due in May 2024. This will bring Canadian law generally into line with Australia and the U.K.

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The CSA's Year 8 Report on Women on Bosrds and in Executive Positions – Key Trends and Considerations for Getting On Target

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) released its CSA Multilateral Staff Notice 58-314, Review of Disclosure Regarding Women on Boards and in Executive Officer Positions – Year 8 Report. The CSA reports a modest uptick, as compared to its prior year’s report, in the overall percentage of women on boards and in executive positions. However, in light of the ever-increasing focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors, there appears to be an opportunity for more significant growth for issuers that actively plan to address this particular factor, as well the potential for practical consequences for an issuer that fails to adequately address any lack of gender diversity on its board or within its management.

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Nature is Integral to Sustainability Reporting – ISSB

Disclosure rules to reflect connection between climate and nature, as finance sector commits to mobilise capital at COP15.

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