Moderator, Mark Hutchins
The rise of investor activism is causing boards to rethink their approach to shareholder engagement. Do we understand our investor base, their perspectives, and time-horizons? Are we “thinking like an activist” to identify the company’s potential vulnerabilities? Do investors have information and insights that could strengthen the company’s competitiveness and long-term performance? With which investors should the board engage—and are there clear protocols for when and how to communicate? This Roundtable Series—Rethinking Shareholder Engagement in the Age of Activism—will delve into these and other challenges facing boards as they assess their readiness and broaden their engagement in this new era of investor activism.