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Issues: Shareholder Engagement

Related Research and Writings

Just What Is the Corporate Director's Job? Delaware Bench and Bar Perspectives on the Board Member's Job Description
September 2018 | Key Business Issues Listing
While not all may think it is a right for shareholders to engage with directors, developments over the past decade have made it a near necessity. One of the results of Delaware law being director-centric is that it has forced many Delaware-based corporate boards to come up with shareholder engagement plans as a means of survival for directors themselves.

Just What Is the Corporate Director's Job? Directors' Perspectives on the Board Member's Job Description
August 2017 | Key Business Issues Listing
When describing their own jobs, directors believe CEO succession planning, interactions with management, and shareholder engagement are among the most important issues.

Fact of the Week: Board engagement on sustainability issues is a strong indicator of leadership in sustainability, yet these issues remain absent from most company board discussions
August 10, 2016 | Matteo Tonello, Managing Director, Corporate Leadership at The Conference Board
Board engagement on sustainability issues is a strong indicator of leadership in sustainability, yet these issues remain absent from most company board discussions. Results from a survey by The Conference Board show executives point to board engagement on sustainability issues as a strong indicator of leadership in corporate sustainability.

Recommendations of the Task Force on Corporate/Investor Engagement
March 14, 2014 | Research Report
In February 2013, The Conference Board Governance Center formed the Task Force on Corporate/Investor Engagement to examine the facts, the issues, and the policy implications of the current state of US corporate governance. These are the recommendations of the task force for creating a stronger corporate governance system.

Guidelines for Engagement
March 14, 2014 | Research Report
Based on the work of The Conference Board Governance Center Advisory Board on Corporate/Investor Engagement, this report offers insights and action plans on how companies and their investors can make the most of these new partnerships.

The Conference Board Governance Center White Paper
March 14, 2014 | Research Report
This white paper was developed to assist the Task Force on Corporate/Investor Engagement in achieving its objectives by providing an overview of the evolution of US corporate governance and describing the principal issues in corporate governance today.

Global Trends in Board-Shareholder Engagement
October 2013 | Director Notes
This report discusses potential benefits and complexities of the board-shareholder engagement process, reviews global trends in engagement practices, provides insights into engagement activities at U.S. companies, and highlights developments in the use of technology to facilitate engagement.

Past Programs and Webcasts

The Conference Board Governance Center Task Force on Corporate/Investor Engagement
March 2014 | Special Task Force
The Conference Board Governance Center Task Force on Corporate/Investor Engagement is the first comprehensive collaboration of representatives of both companies and investors, bringing together directors of public companies and leading investors to find solutions to help create a stronger corporate governance system through effective engagement. The Task Force concluded that fixing corporate governance — and, ultimately, restoring trust in business — calls for an open, yet purpose-driven process of reestablishing alignment between corporate strategy and investor interests. 

Shareholder Engagement with Boards of Directors - Part 2 
April 11, 2013 | Special Webcast
There is increasing pressure for greater shareholder engagement in the U.S., the U.K., throughout Continental Europe (reinforced by recent proposals by the European Commission) as well as in India (reinforced by recent SEBI proposals). Part I of this webcast series, which focused on procedures for companies and shareholders to conduct director/shareholder engagement, is followed by Part II, which focuses on the issues suitable for discussion between shareholders and directors/chairmen versus those issues normally discussed between investors and management.

Shareholder Engagement with Boards of Directors - Part 1
March 19, 2013 | Special Webcast
There is increasing pressure for greater shareholder engagement in the U.S., the U.K., throughout Continental Europe (reinforced by recent proposals by the European Commission) as well as in India (reinforced by recent SEBI proposals).