Navigating DFIN’s Guide to Effective Proxies

The COVID-19 experience and its impact on company operations, performance, employees, customers, supply chains and more, is intensifying investor interest in these topics, as well as ESG and Human Capital Management (HCM).

Companies are challenged to credibly address these impacts, as well as their resilience to potential future disruptions. They strive to maintain investor support for their board, its oversight of an increasing array of issues, the appropriateness of their executive compensation programs and structures, and their progress toward identifying and reporting on their ESG and HCM risks and opportunities. Many of these issues are communicated through regular investor engagement, IR communications, investor presentations, Sustainability and other documents.

The annual proxy statement provides companies with an additional opportunity to remind investors of their position on these topics, and build support for the board and management on the issues investors are focused on.

Watch our webinar as we navigate our Guide to Effective Proxies – 8th Edition. The Guide is a searchable catalog of innovative and shareholder-friendly best practice proxy disclosures, drawn from the public filings of DFIN’s blue-chip client base. Organized not by company, but by proxy section, topic and feature, the guide serves as a unique efficiency tool to assist companies in transforming proxy statements from traditional compliance documents to more compelling shareholder communications pieces.

This webinar covered a broad range of proxy statement topics and features, and address many of the proxy objectives we hear from our clients:

  • Using design, branding and visual elements to make this required annual document more engaging and impactful to investors
  • Making the proxy a "one stop shop" of relevant information, saving investors time and effort
  • Humanizing executive leadership and the board, highlighting diversity and key qualifications