This program is ideal for boards of directors of publicly traded companies, institutional investors and those interested in enhancing and improving their governance, communications and engagement practices between boards, shareholders and potential investors. It will provide participants with the strategies, ideas and practical tools for engaging with both sides - directors and shareholders - to enhance dialogue and proactively manage the board-shareholder relationship. 

Through informative presentations, cases studies and interactive panel discussions, participants will be provided with real-world guidance from distinguished directors, institutional investors and legal experts.

Important topics to be discussed on the program include:
  • Learn the implications of the complex legal duties and responsibilities of both directors and shareholders during the engagement process.
  • Discuss what investors need to know to enhance the relationship with the board and how to assess their responsiveness.
  • Understand, from both the shareholder and director perspective, how to enhance dialogue as part of ongoing communications.
  • Discuss how the changing nature of ESG is bringing new engagement challenges for boardrooms, management and shareholders.
  • Learn how to prepare for and what to expect in an activist campaign as a director or an activist.