IR Leader
January 31, 2023

We value your involvement with CIRI and our community and hope that you will continue to be a member. Here are just a few of the new initiatives we shared recently that make your CIRI membership worth the investment for 2023: in-person, interactive opportunities to connect with peerstargeted educational events and best practice research. These will ensure you enhance your network and stay on top of emerging and best practices.

If you have renewed your membership for 2023, or became a member during 2022, we look forward to seeing and engaging with you.

If you haven't yet renewed, your membership expired on December 31. If payment for your renewal is not received by February 3, your membership will be discontinued on February 6. Please visit and sign in to pay your invoice today.

Not yet a CIRI member? Click here to join.

We look forward to supporting you in 2023.

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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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