IR Leader
July 04, 2023

Do you have a list of books and articles that you've been saving to read over the summer? Well don't forget to add IR leader and IR focus to the list! The article titles from the 2023 issues are listed below so you can add them to your summer reading list. (Please note that these are member-only publications. You will need to be logged in to access them.)

IR focus Issue 1, 2023:  How to Make the Most of Your Proxy Circular as a Key Messaging Tool
IR focus Issue 2, 2023:  Earnings Guidance: Best Practices for IROs

IR leader Issue 1, 2023 Articles:

  •      Hijacked by the Headlines: How Canadian IROs Cope with Unexpected Crises
  •      Rising Interest Rates – Financial Reporting Considerations
  •      Key Developments in Corporate Governance and Disclosure Requirements 2023
  •      Capital Considerations: A Financing Primer for IROs
  •      The Fast-Evolving ESG Reporting Landscape

The next issues of IR leader and IR focus will be published in July and August respectively.

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Top Stories

SEDAR+ Filing System to Launch July 25

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) today confirmed previously announced plans to launch SEDAR+ on July 25, 2023. SEDAR+ is the new system that will be used by all market participants to file, disclose and search for issuer information in Canada’s capital markets.

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Canadian Securities Regulators Extend Comment Period on Proposed Changes to Corporate Governance Disclosure Practices and Guidelines

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) is extending the comment period for its consultation on proposed amendments to the corporate governance disclosure requirements and policy relating to the director nomination process, board renewal and diversity.

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Ten Things to Know About the First ISSB Standards

On 26 June the ISSB issued its inaugural global sustainability disclosure standards, IFRS S1 and IFRS S2. In this article we have outlined ten key elements from the standards.

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Give It Back! Issues for Canadian Companies to Consider Now In Light of Pending U.S. Compensation Clawback Rules to Become Effective Later This Year

Canadian issuers listed on a U.S. stock exchange must adopt or revise their policies and practices with respect to recoupment of incentive compensation from executive officers in light of new U.S. stock exchange listing requirements that will become effective later this year. Canadian issuers not listed on a U.S. stock exchange should consider whether to modify their approach and the terms of their existing clawback policies or practices in light of the pending rules.

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Progress Towards a Strengthened Sustainability Reporting System

GRI welcomes first two IFRS Sustainability Disclosure Standards.

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Greenwashing, Greenhushing and Greenwishing: Don’t Fall Victim to These ESG Reporting Traps

From top companies committing to net-zero emissions targets to national and international bodies crafting standards and regulations, reporting on ESG topics is quickly becoming a norm of doing business in 2023.

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4 Reasons Why ChatGPT Isn’t Ready for Prime Time in Capital Markets

2023 has been a whirlwind of a year for ChatGPT and other Large Language Models (LLMs). These AI platforms have hit the headlines consistently since the year began, for better and for worse. But cutting through the hype, is this technology ready for prime time in global financial markets?

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