On the board’s agenda | September 2015
Proactive engagement: Opportunity to build stronger relationships
Shareholders need information that enables them to understand an organization’s governance policies, performance, business objectives, and key risks. Good engagement practices with shareholders not only strengthens the trust and credibility with the company by keeping them informed, it also provides the board valuable feedback about shareholders priorities and concerns.
Welcome to this new issue of On the board’s agenda, a publication that focuses on topical issues of importance to directors. Each issue will examine a single topic in detail, and includes the perspectives of a Deloitte professional with deep expertise in the subject matter as well as the views of either an experienced external director or advisor.
In this issue…
Abe Friedman, founder and managing partner at CamberView Partners and Deb DeHaas, National Partner, US Center for Governance, Deloitte LLP, lend their perspective on how companies can proactively engage shareholders to help build stronger relationships. Insights are offered on which shareholders to engage and when, as well as the importance of the approach in doing so.
View our previous On the board’s agenda issue focused on Organizational Talent, or visit our Global Center for Corporate Governance site for additional hot topic governance publications and resources.