Board-Shareholder Engagement

Board-Shareholder Engagement

Because today’s shareholders expect more direct engagement with boards, boards must determine how to communicate with shareholders. This resource center contains material to develop appropriate protocols for board-shareholder communications and promote effective relationships with investors.

Thought Leadership & Research

Board-shareholder engagement in the new investor environment The “who, what, when, and how” of board-shareholder communications Engaging with investors on oversight of long-term strategy Benchmarking data on investor engagement Director-investor dialogue on building a strategic-asset board NACD Director FAQ memo on Regulation Fair Disclosure How institutional investors use proxy advisory firms

Expert Commentary

Interview with former P&G CFO on advocating for Trian Engaging investors for long-term value creation Engaging investors on sustainability Overcoming challenges in engaging shareholders Lazard’s review of shareholder activism—2018 3Q YTD Social media is changing shareholder engagement The art of shareholder communications

Advisory Services

NACD's in-boardroom education programs help boards continuously deliver value

Boardroom Tools & Templates

Microsoft's director video series Prudential Financials’ 2018 proxy statement Amazon’s 2018 proxy statement CoreLogic proxy statement Guidelines for preparing for discussions with shareholders Director tip sheet: Discussing boardroom diversity with major shareholders Investor perspectives on board diversity Hanesbrand Inc.’s board communication policy Key players in shareholder communications and topics of discussion Required SEC filings T. Rowe Price engagement policy

Upcoming Events

Preparing for the 2019 proxy season (webinar, Nov. 8, 2018) Master Class Director Professionalism® NACD Global Board Leaders’ Summit (Sep. 21–24, 2019, in Washington, DC)

Institutional Investor & Pension Fund Guidelines and Priorities

Larry Fink, BlackRock CEO, Annual Letter to CEOs F. William McNabb III, Vanguard CEO, Open Letter to Directors of Public Companies Worldwide Ron O’Hanley, State Street CEO, Message to Directors of Public Companies California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) Corporate Governance Overview California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) Governance & Sustainability Principles New York City Office of the Comptroller

Videos and Webinars

Disclosure effectiveness and shareholder engagement in the digital era The Strategic-Asset General Counsel webinar series: Shareholder engagement