IR Leader
January 30, 2024

We value your involvement with CIRI and our community and hope 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 2024:  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 2024, or became a member during 2023, thank you. 

If you haven't yet renewed, your membership expired on December 31. If payment for your renewal is not received by February 9, your membership will be discontinued on February 12. Your invoice is now available online. To pay your invoice, please visit and Sign In using your email address as your username. At the top of the website either click on the Renew Now! or click on your name located at the top of the website, in the middle, and select My account.

Choose the My participation tab and you will find your open invoice where you can complete the payment. Your renewal is complete once you receive an email from CIRI with your order confirmation.

Not yet a CIRI member? Click here to join. 

We look forward to supporting you in 2024.

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Each year, CIRI recognizes investor relations professionals who make a significant contribution to the practice of investor relations. These individuals are nominated by you – their peers. As a member of the IR community and CIRI, we ask you to consider nominating an IRO whose program, initiatives or leadership you admire or find inspiring and warrants recognition. You can also self-nominate.

The Belle Mulligan Award for Leadership in Investor Relations recognizes 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. Click here to access the Nomination Form. 

CIRI's Award for Excellence in Investor Relations honours individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the investor relations profession and to CIRIClick here to access the Nomination Form.

Winners will be announced during the 2024 Annual Conference in Calgary, June 2-4. Click here to register for the Conference.

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A Preview of 2024: 10 Trends That GCs and Boards Need to Know

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The ROI of a Top IRO: Driving an $850B+ Valuation Increase

In the intricate tapestry of corporate strategy and business priorities, Investor Relations (IR) is often underestimated and deprioritized by human resource (HR) teams – but this is a rookie mistake. A top-tier Investor Relations Officer (IRO) can be a catalyst for a substantial boost in a company's return on investment (ROI), and – beyond these two acronyms conveniently being anagrams of each other – the truth is that a strong IRO can have a transformative impact on the future of your business.

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Financial and Sustainability Reporting: Connectivity Matters

How can a company that tells a positive overall story in the front of its annual report present a loss in its financial statements? And why has a newly announced net-zero strategy had no effect on asset values in a company’s financial statements? These are the types of questions investors ask themselves when they look at a company’s report.

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New Resource on Emissions Reporting Using GRI and ISSB Standards

IFRS Foundation and GRI publish summary of interoperability considerations for GHG emissions.

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More than Two Thirds of Companies Planning to Upskill Workforce for Climate Change Megatrend: PwC CEO Survey

A significant majority of CEOs are planning, currently undertaking, or have already completed a series of actions to prepare their companies to address the risks and opportunities presented by climate change, including two thirds looking to upskill or reskill their workforce, and more than three quarters innovating new, climate friendly products or services, according to a new global CEO survey released by professional services firm PwC.

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The Global 100 List: How the World's Most Sustainable Corporations Are Driving the Green Transition

Now in its 20th year, the Global 100 ranking reveals that corporate leaders ?are pouring more of their revenues into sustainable investments than ever.

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ESG Insights: 10 Things That Should Be Top of Mind in 2024

Amid new regulations, increased enforcement and litigation, and higher stakeholder scrutiny, companies will need to adopt an integrated and nuanced approach to ESG.

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CSA Implements "Access Equals Delivery" Model for Prospectuses

On January 11, 2024, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) published the final amendments to several national instruments and policies to adopt an “access equals delivery” model (the AED Model), which would allow reporting issuers (other than investment funds) to satisfy the requirement to deliver certain prospectuses by (i) publicly filing the document on SEDAR+, and (ii) issuing and filing a news release announcing that the document is publicly available on SEDAR+ and that a paper or electronic copy can be obtained upon request.

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Canada Publishes Modern Slavery Reporting Guidance

On December 20, 2023, Public Safety Canada released its long-awaited guidance on Canada's modern slavery reporting legislation, the Fighting Against Forced Labour and Child Labour in Supply Chains Act ("Act").

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Diversity Disclosure Requirements for CBCA Public Companies Potentially Changing

Since January 1, 2020, distributing corporations (generally, public companies) governed by the Canada Business Corporations Act (CBCA) have been required to provide diversity disclosures regarding "designated groups," as defined in the Employment Equity Act (EEA). A recent report by the Employment Equity Act Review Task Force (Task Force) has made recommendations to, among other things, update the definition of, and categories included in "designated groups." Any such updates could impact diversity disclosure requirements under the CBCA.

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