7:30 a.m. Registration and breakfast
8:00 a.m. Program
9:00 - 9:30 a.m. Networking
Few priorities are more urgent for boards today than communications with their shareholders. While the need for engagement is not a new addition to leading governance issues, the investor environment has only become more vocal, speaking out for higher standards and a greater level of transparency.
Mainstream asset managers - including major index funds such as Vanguard, BlackRock, and State Street - are speaking out more forcefully on issues like board diversity, company culture and climate change. Public pension funds such as the Office of the New York City Comptroller have been making their influence felt in areas such as proxy access. And activist investors continue to press for changes to their target companies’ strategies - often by seeking seats on the board.
The Union League of Philadelphia
140 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102