In Partnership with The Society for Corporate Governance, Pittsburgh Chapter
and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
Join leading industry experts and in-house governance professionals to discuss the latest research and experiences in sustainability, board diversity and activism. This highly interactive forum brings together corporate secretaries, general counsels, investor relations and other governance experts for discussions, networking and peer exchange. Participants will share thoughts on leading-edge research amongst the corporate and institutional audience and have the opportunity to discuss experiences, best practices and challenges with peers.
Date: Thursday, November 9th, 2017
Time: 3:00-5:00 PM with cocktails to follow
Location: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, One Oxford Centre, 32nd Fl., Pittsburgh, PA 15219-6401
2 hours of CLE credit is available for this event.
Topic 1: Sustainability & Board Diversity
Rivel will present research from institutional investors and corporate issuers, providing insight into the perceptions and expectations of sustainability and board diversity. Discussion will focus on the impact of these headline topics upon voting and valuation decisions and the internal dynamics driving this rapidly evolving discussion. What are the most important elements of sustainability and diversity as viewed by investors? How do investors gain insight upon these issues? How does it impact board credibility? How will 2018 voting policies reflect evolving investor attitudes and what actions should you be thinking about for your engagement, disclosure and vulnerability assessment?
Topic 2: Activism
How have activists evolved and developed new strategies in attempting to engage companies on sustainability, board diversity and governance-related issues? How do you engage with index investors and proxy advisory firms to inform and effectively respond to investor and public scrutiny regarding these matters? What is the role of independent directors?
Thought leaders include:
Amy Pandit - Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
David Bobker - Vice President, Corporate Governance & Board Evaluation, Rivel Research Group
Limited space available
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dave Bobker or at (203) 803-1515.