2018 Benchmarks on Board-Shareholder Engagement
In brief: Over the past few years we’ve witnessed a number of sea changes in the area of board-shareholder engagement. Many boards now directly communicate with major investors, and companies have transformed their proxy statements from boilerplate, legalistic documents into essential vehicles for communicating the board’s governance practices. This brief report highlights select findings about the current state of board-shareholder communications, drawn from NACD’s most recent 2018 public company governance survey data.
This resource can help your board answer these key questions:
- What major issues are boards discussing with investors?
- Which representatives from the board usually meet with investors?
- How are companies enhancing their proxy statements to increase transparency about board practices?
Most relevant audiences: board chairs, compensation committee chairs, general counsel, and investor-relations officers.