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Webinar – Activism in 2023: Trends, challenges and preparedness


In partnership with

FGS Global

Tuesday, February 14, 2023
8.00 am PT / 11.00 am ET / 4.00 pm GMT / 5.00 pm CET
Duration: 45 minutes

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Companies will face increased pressure heading into this year’s proxy season. The macro landscape, combined with the rise in demands from a diverse set of stakeholders, creates an environment ripe for activism. If predictions are correct, the expanding universe of shareholder activists, changing activist strategies and the impact of new universal proxy rules could result in increased scrutiny for public companies.

Even an unsuccessful activist campaign can be time-consuming and damaging to a company’s reputation. In this webinar we explore the evolution of activism and how to prepare your defense:

  • Understand how activists have evolved and learn about the key factors shaping activism in 2023
  • Hear predictions about the outlook for single-issue activist campaigns and their impact on companies
  • Prepare your defense by understanding how to communicate with both activists and other influential stakeholders during a contested campaign

Speakers include:

Steve Wade

Moderator: Steve Wade, head of event content, IR Magazine & Corporate Secretary

Jared Levy

Jared Levy, partner, FGS Global

Amy Lissauer

Amy Lissauer, managing director and global head of activism and raid defense, Bank of America

Kelsey Markovich

Kelsey Markovich, partner, FGS Global

Sabastian Niles Sabastian Niles, partner, WLRK


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Short, sharp and packed with expert insight, this webinar will get you up to speed on these critical issues in just 45 minutes. Sign up to BrightTALK to view this essential briefing and be informed of future webinars produced by IR Magazine and Corporate Secretary.

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