Thought Leadership  •  October 08, 2020

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DFIN’s Guide to Effective Proxies – 3rd Canadian Edition

The best proxy becomes a strategic communication tool that highlights corporate strengths. By enhancing disclosures, companies can better engage shareholders and secure support for the board and management on issues that are important to investors. In addition to traditional focus on board, governance, performance and compensation issues, the COVID 19 experience is shining a spotlight on company sustainability, human capital management, supply chain resilience, and board oversight of these issues

The third Canadian edition of DFIN’s Guide to Effective Proxies identifies leading trends in 2020 to help you focus your efforts for the next proxy season. This edition of the Guide includes a new section for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and Human Capital Management (HCM) as well as a review of “emerging topics” including Corporate Culture, Diversity and Health and Safety.

Join us as we navigate our Guide to Effective Proxies, third Canadian Edition.

  • Humanizing executive leadership and the board, highlighting diversity and key qualifications
  • Demonstrating board oversight of a growing array of traditional and emerging risks and opportunities, including ESG and Human Capital Management
  • Telling the executive compensation and pay-for-performance story, effectively
  • Striking the right balance between the print/physical, and digital/online proxies to meet the needs of a varied audience

The cover is a nod to our new norm of social distancing and virtual meetings. The guide is a searchable catalog of innovative disclosure best practices, drawn from the DFIN client base. Organized not by company, but by proxy section, topic and feature, the guide serves as a unique and efficient tool to assist companies in transforming proxy statements from a basic compliance document to a compelling shareholder communication piece.