Latest Corporate governance articles

June 21, 2016

A day at Chateau Frontenac

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June 7, 2016

Chris Taylor from Ipreo speaks to IR Magazine

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June 1, 2016

Chairman of newly formed Morrow Sodali Global on the evolution of corporate governance 

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June 1, 2016

Shareholder activists are commonly thought of as focusing on financial and operational issues. Like others on the buy side, however, they are upping their focus on governance

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May 11, 2016

Acquisition of Morrow by Sodali creates ‘largest independent global governance and shareholder services firm’ 

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April 18, 2016

Written documentation and inter-departmental links are vital

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March 31, 2016

The answer is yes – for small and mid-caps, says PIRC

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March 15, 2016

With companies and investors increasingly talking about governance, IROs should add these names to their contact list

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March 14, 2016

With companies and investors increasingly talking about governance, IROs should add these names to their contact list

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March 14, 2016

In Asia, boards typically meet shareholders just once a year at the AGM. But there are many benefits to a broader program of engagement

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Should Boards of Directors Communicate with Shareholders

Director-shareholder ­­­communication has become a critical part of both normal-course and contentious investor relations. Despite this trend, many directors are passionately against the idea of engaging directly with shareholders. Directors who have successfully engaged with shareholders offer important recommendations, including: have a policy, identify directors who are best suited for the task, have an agenda, ensure alignment and never do it alone. Under the right circumstances, director-shareholder communications can be a powerful strategy to strengthen shareholder relationships in an age of increasing investor activism.

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