IR Leader
October 24, 2023

Each year, CIRI’s Annual Conference brings together investor relations professionals from across Canada to stay up to date on IR best practices and emerging trends; learn from IR, governance and capital markets experts; network with peers; and stay informed on the IR tools and services available.

As we are starting to plan next year’s Annual Conference Program, we are looking for enthusiastic CIRI members with experience in various industries and market caps to help shape next year’s content. The Committee consists of two Co-chairs and five Committee members from across Canada. If you are a CIRI member and are interested in getting involved, please click here to provide your details.
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Here are just a few of the many great reasons to update your profile today:

  • Your current email address will ensure timely delivery of CIRI benefits, including CIRI publications, research and Issues Alerts;
  • These benefits keep you up to date on emerging trends, best practices and issues impacting IROs; and
  • Help your peers by adding your name to CIRI's Volunteer Advisory Network (VAN) to offer your expertise. 
Make sure we know how to reach you. Log on to and update your profile today!
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TCFD Report Finds Sharp Increase in Company Disclosure of Climate Risks and Opportunities

Companies are providing public disclosure on their climate-related risks and opportunities at a substantially greater rate than even a few years ago, according to the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures’ (TCFD) 2023 Status Report, although significant room for increased reporting remains, with the vast majority of companies not yet reporting across all TCFD recommendations.

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ESG Shareholder Proposals: The Current Canadian Landscape

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