Join peers and get insight from board members, investors and experts on Shareholder and Stakeholder Engagement and Disclosure

With the current crisis at hand, this year’s governance priorities and AGMs may look a little different than usual. But, does that mean that ESG is no longer on the table? To the contrary, the COVID-19 pandemic is a reminder of the importance of ESG and has given investors and stakeholders more incentive to question companies and their boards on non-financial risks and resiliency planning.

Large investment firms such as BlackRock, State Street and Federated Hermes  have been clear that ESG is still a priority for this year’s engagement and disclosure expectations –  highlighting board composition, executive pay practices, and climate risk.

On April 14th, join us to discuss this year’s proxy season, how engagement and disclosure will be impacted by COVID-19, and more. We will be joined live by Tim Youmans, North American Lead, Hermes EOS – an organization that engages companies on strategic and sustainability concerns to promote investors’ long-term performance and fiduciary interests.

Register for Session: Shareholder and Stakeholder Engagement and Disclosure

April 14th, 11-12:30 pm EDT

Online – Limited Seats Available

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Helle Bank Jorgensen and Tim Youmans

We Will Discuss the Following Strategic Topics

  • Determining the material issues to manage and communicate to shareholders and stakeholders
  • The rise in shareholder activism proposals and how the proxy season impacts companies and boards
  • Engagement strategies before the proxy season and beyond – consistent messaging
  • The most commonly-used standards and frameworks including Integrated Reporting (IIRC), Climate Reporting (CDP, CDSB), SASB, GRI, UN Global Compact, SDGs, etc.
  • SOX (Sarbanes-Oxley Act) and Stock-exchange requirements
  • What are the future trends in reporting?

You Will Receive the Following Preparation Materials

  • An Insight Video – Featuring clips from our interviews with global leaders 
  • A Guest Speaker Video – Hear from Allen White, Vice President and Senior Fellow, Tellus Institute, Co-Founder and Former CEO, the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
  • A Podcast – Hear from William Jannace – Senior Counsel, Ross PLLC, Expert Witness, The Bates Group, and Former Director, American and New York Stock Exchanges and FINRA
  • A case study on Ørsted to be discussed with peers during the session
  • Recommended readings, reports, frameworks, tools, etc.
  • A list of questions to help you understand and evaluate whether management’s approaches appropriately consider the changing risks and opportunities

* Those attending select sessions are not eligible for the Competent Boards Certificate. Should you attend 8+ sessions you can receive the certificate for an additional fee.

Why You Should Attend This Session

• Gain practical insight into effective engagement and disclosure strategies

• Receive summarized critical insight in pre-course videos, readings, a case study and a 90-min interactive session

• Join from anywhere to hear the experience of sought-after speakers 

Register for Session: Shareholder and Stakeholder Engagement and Disclosure

April 14th, 11-12:30 pm EDT

Online – Limited Seats Available

Donate 5% to Doctors Without Borders

Donate 5% to Someone In Need

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