Today's activists and active shareholders have expanded far beyond a focus on underperforming companies. There is an evolving need for the boards of public companies to be aware of, and responsive to, their shareholders. Increasing, shareholder value is no longer sufficient. Today's shareholders are interested in governance, social and environmental trends as well as financial returns and want to know where the companies in which they are invested stand on these issues. Furthermore, they are interested in influencing these companies. What is the board supposed to do?
This program will cover what directors need to know, how they might go about it, when they should be engaging directly with their shareholders and what happens when a shareholder is not only on the doorstep but sitting in the Boardroom.