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"Shareholders Speak: How This Year's Expectations Are Different"

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

2:00 - 3:00 pm, eastern [archive and transcript to follow]

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There is always some uncertainty during proxy season, but this year it is more pronounced. Companies are facing elevated anxiety levels and expectations as they try to navigate rising demands for ESG strategy & disclosure, determine the optimal way to engage with investors amidst the pandemic, and worry that historical institutional investor voting tendencies may change. Tune in to this program to hear influential shareholders explain how this year's expectations are different. This panel includes:

  • Rob Main, Managing Partner & COO, Sustainable Governance Partners
  • Yumi Narita, Executive Director of Corporate Governance, Office of NYC Comptroller
  • Ryan Nowicki, Assistant VP, Asset Stewardship, State Street Global Advisors
  • Danielle Sugarman, Director, Investment Stewardship, BlackRock

The program will cover:

  • Key '21 priorities
  • Voting expectations
  • Changes to in-season engagements
  • ESG reporting standards and ratings


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