Build trust with shareholders
Corporate directors are engaging directly with shareholders more and more. The process isn't always easy, but when done right, it can pay dividends. Not only can directors learn from their investors, but by fostering healthy engagement, directors can build and solidify key stakeholder relationships. And investors have a chance to share concerns about the company with key decision-makers and learn more about board priorities.
Knowing what matters most to your stakeholders, staying accountable, and sharing a transparent story is key to building trust and driving long-term success. Largely, it’s about building—and maintaining—a long-term relationship with your shareholders.
Shareholder activists are targeting more companies as they seek ways to put their funds to work. New waves of shareholder activism are also emerging. By understanding the forces driving activists, directors can help ensure their company is ready when one comes knocking.
The social and public policy issues that have dominated headlines are also top of mind for investors. The top proxy season trends make that crystal clear. How companies and boards approach and oversee these trends could be the key to future success.