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Five tips for quality shareholder engagement

Blake Stephenson | August 16, 2016

Corporate governance matters—including the composition and role of board directors, executive compensation, and succession planning—all typically fall in the domain of the corporate secretary. But investors are increasingly taking a more active interest in these issues, and are seeking to communicate directly with corporate boards to wield influence. As direct board engagement trends toward becoming standard practice, it’s crucial that companies are aligned and unified on their corporate strategy and governance policy positions, regardless of whether investors meet the investor relations officer (IRO), the corporate secretary, the management, or the non-executive or outside directors.

Below are five key tips companies should consider to inform their governance and investor relations programs, as the roles of the IRO and the corporate secretary become increasingly inter-dependent.

Top tip #1: Set the strategy. Before meeting with shareholders,... To get the full story, subscribe now.