Thought Leadership Session: Corporate Governance & IR: Best Practices in Internal Communication and Buy-Side Outreach

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 | 1:30PM - 2:30PM | Room: Grand Hall C  |   Concurrent Session

 |  Sally Curley | Jack Adams | Sarah Lang | Chris Taylor |

Investor relations officers are more involved today than ever before in dealing with issues involving corporate governance and proxy voting matters. This panel discussion will include senior representation from the investor relations, GC/corporate secretary and the buy-side corporate governance functions. The discussion will aim to establish best practices and give real-world examples of outreach strategies and interactions between IR, the corporate secretary, institutional shareholders, proxy advisory firms and the Board of Directors.
  • Learning Objective 1: Internal Planning: Best practices on collaborating with your Corporate Secretary and Board to communicate your company’s corporate governance practices to the buy-side    

  • Learning Objective 2: Shareholder Communications: Understand how the most important institutional investors view companies from a governance perspective and interact with portfolio managers to make voting decisions 

  • Learning Objective 3: Proxy Advisory Firms: An outline of effective strategies on interacting with proxy advisory firms, such as ISS and Glass Lewis, before and after recommendations are made