IR Leader
February 28, 2023
Each year, CIRI refreshes the National Board and Chapter Executives and recognizes investor relations professionals who make a significant contribution to the practice of investor relations. These bodies and individuals are nominated by you – their peers. As a member of the IR community and CIRI, we ask you to submit your nominations for these important positions and awards. Self-nominations are also welcome.

CIRI National Board - Seeking up to three directors
CIRI Alberta Executive - Seeking four executives
CIRI British Columbia Executive - Seeking five executives
CIRI Ontario Executive - Seeking two executives
CIRI Quebec Executive (English) (French) - Seeking three executives

To find out more information and access the Awards Nomination Forms, click on the appropriate link below:

CIRI Fellowship Program
The CIRI Fellowship Program recognizes leaders in the investor relations profession who, by their achievements, bring distinction to the profession and serve as role models for others. CIRI Fellows have made significant contributions to the advancement of the investor relations profession and to CIRI throughout their careers. Earning the designation of F.CIRI, the CIRI Fellow is the highest honour for investor relations professionals in Canada.

Belle Mulligan Award for Leadership in Investor Relations
The Belle Mulligan Award for Leadership in Investor Relations is given in honour of the late Belle Mulligan to recognize 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 in any other aspects of IR.

CIRI Award for Excellence in Investor Relations
The Award for Excellence in Investor Relations is given by CIRI to honour individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the investor relations profession and to the Institute.

All Nominations are open until March 3, 2023.
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CIRI members, you don't want to miss this latest issue of IR focus.

IR focus: How to Make the Most of Your Proxy Circular as a Key Messaging Tool was published on February 10. Now is the time when many public companies prepare their annual meeting proxy circulars. They do so against a backdrop of increasing shareholder focus on Environmental, Social and Governance practices.

With circulars acting as the primary information source for corporate governance, director qualifications, executive compensation plans and more, you need to consider how to best use content to communicate, influence and persuade their owners to accept Board proposals. Given that we are in the throes proxy season, this issue of IR focus checks in on best practices.

Click here to access IR focus Issue 1 - or any previous issue.

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Top Stories

Stock Buybacks Take Off. So Does Scrutiny of Them

Companies are buying back stock at double the pace of last year. But this once little-noticed move may be drawing unwanted attention.

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IFRS Sustainability and Climate Reporting Standards to Take Effect in 2024

The International Financial Reporting Standards Foundations’ (IFRS) new global sustainability and climate disclosure standards will be effective as of January 2024, according to an announcement today by the IFRS’s International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB)

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ISSB Ramps Up Activities to Support Global Implementation Ahead of Issuing Inaugural Standards End Q2 2023

The ISSB has taken its final decisions on all the technical content of its initial Standards. Given the importance of capacity building to ensure this is a truly global initiative, the ISSB will focus efforts on developing further guidance and training material, as well as working with partners to deliver a core capacity building programme across different economic settings, so that all market participants can access its benefits.

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Board Directors and Executive Officers Beware: Personal ESG Liability Is Here

In a previous article, we discussed how a subpar ESG strategy could create liability and make your company a litigation target. Recently, a significant ESG liability trend has emerged and things are starting to get personal (literally). Directors – and now officers – could face personal liability.

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Who’s On First, What’s On Second: How Can Companies Score on ESG Reporting?

ESG is a group effort and assembling a team knowledgeable on ESG issues — both on the strategy and reporting side — is critical.

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SEDAR+ is Coming – Will You be Ready?

Reporting issuers (corporate and investment funds) that file disclosure documents on SEDAR – the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval – must complete an onboarding process by April 14, 2023 to gain access to SEDAR+, the new web based system that will replace SEDAR on June 13, 2023.

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Tidal Wave of ESG Disclosure Rules Will Trigger Flight to Quality

Opinion: Investors want leadership in sustainability, and transparency will help them find it

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