The emphatic message from poll respondents is
that shareholder engagement must be boards’
priority in the lead-up to proxy season
For the first time in more than five years, IFLR's monthly poll
has received a unanimous response. And it reveals the
unrelenting momentum of shareholder activism.
|What should US boards prioritise
in the lead-up to proxy season?
A broad cross-section of US market participants agree that
the number one thing boards of public companies should be doing
in the lead-up to proxy season is improving their engagement of
– and dialogue with – shareholders. The rise
of activism has sparked a growing need for companies and their
boards to understand the demands of their owners, and make sure
long-term investors feel heard.
The past year has seen an exponential rise in activism and
growing support for this type of action from institutional
investors. To avoid being outmanoeuvred, experts suggest boards