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November 07, 2023

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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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Top Stories

It’s Time for Boards to Take AI Seriously

The job of a board is to protect shareholders’ interests. But because AI is so fundamentally disruptive (strategically, operationally, and competitively), the board has an obligation to its shareholders to drive and oversee the change. To keep your company as relevant tomorrow as it is today, the time is now for your entire board to become AI-conversant.

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Canadian Roundtable on Audit Quality Addresses Current State and Emerging Risks

On October 26th, the Canadian Public Accountability Board (CPAB), the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) and the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) co-hosted the Canadian Audit Quality Roundtable in Toronto.

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ESG in an Economic Downturn: Navigating the Turbulence with a Future-fit Strategy

In an economic era underpinned by concurrent crises, critiques of ESG have emerged that position environmental, social and governance provisions as luxuries.

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SEC Chair: Investors Want Supply Chain Emissions Reporting to Manage Transition Risk

Investors are backing the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) proposal for Scope 3 value chain emissions reporting from companies, saying that it provides them with key information to assess company risk, according to SEC Chair Gary Gensler’s comments in a forum discussion at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

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Artificial Intelligence in Capital Markets

From the trading floor to the back-office, capital market participants are leveraging diverse AI systems to do things faster, better, cheaper by streamlining complex tasks, optimizing processes and uncovering hidden insights and trends, all while learning and refining their capabilities. At the same time, the disruptive nature of AI has raised important questions about the role of regulation and governance in managing risks and the potential for malicious use.

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Good Things Come to Those Who Wait: CSA Postpones Continuous Disclosure Reform to Dovetail With Modernized Delivery

Reporting issuers eager to consolidate their financial statements, Management’s Discussion & Analysis (MD&A) and Annual Information Form (AIF) into a single document have longer to wait.

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2023 Diversity Disclosure Practices

Diversity and leadership at Canadian public companies.

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