How Innovative Boards Use Proxy Statements to Engage

Episode Summary

For most shareholders, a company’s annual proxy statement is their first, and sometimes only, look into key aspects of the boardroom. And while board members struggle with the most prudent method for meeting investors’ requests to engage, companies and boards need to enhance any tool at their disposal to improve board/shareholder communication.

Donnelley Financial Solutions’ Ron Schneider shares how the best companies are communicating the board’s story through the proxy—and what other resources shareholders may use to review the board’s attention to key corporate governance issues.

The filming of this episode of Inside America’s Boardrooms was made possible by our Knowledge Partners.

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Guide to Effective Proxy Statements

In this annual resource, Donnelley Financial Solutions aggregates examples from best-in-class proxy statements. The Guide to Effective Proxies (with over 1,000 examples) is organized by disclosure topics and design trends: board composition, skills matrix, pay for performance alignment, board/CEO letter, and more.

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