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Global Governance Advisors | Newsletter Vol. 14
February 6, 2019
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“The webinar was extremely informative, it showed me why embracing the digital world to address shareholder activity is a necessity – not a want – and needs to be part of the Board’s risk plan as stewards to their shareholders.”- Denise Wanner

This past month, Andrew MacDougall, Corporate Partner and leader in shareholder activist matters at Osler, led a  panel of distinguished speakers in a discussion of the world of social media and shareholder activism by embracing digital technology and addressing the steps boards must follow to ensure that they contend with shareholder/stakeholder activity in a social media driven culture.

This webinar highlighted:

  • Social Media and its Role of Increasing Shareholder Activism
  • Rule 30e – Using Digital Technology to Deliver Shareholder Reports
  • The Role of a Shareholder Communications Engine and its Benefits
    • The challenges Boards of Directors face when they organize and keep track of contact information for all their current shareholders as well as prospective shareholders and industry contacts.
    • How Boards of Directors and executive teams can efficiently build and maintain relationships with the organizational shareholders.
    • How Boards of Directors should confront shareholder activism and gain the ability to control a flow of information to ‘educate’ shareholders, investors, and members – in mass, specific groups and/or individuals.

The last comment from the webinar panel was that we are often stunned that some organizations still communicate with their shareholders by way of paper proxies. Utilizing a shareholder communications engine is the key component to increasing shareholder communication and loyalty, combating activism and reducing your organization’s carbon footprint.  We are here to help you. Over 100 years of combined experience in the boardroom is what inspired GGA to develop emPower. emPower is the first ever digital boardroom that revolutionizes how boards prepare for and conduct board meetings; delivers peer compensation data and scorecards to build executive management incentive plans; and provides stakeholder/shareholder oversight and automated proxy/survey tabulation.

Embracing the Digital World to Address Shareholder Activity

The marketplace for Boards of Directors is at a tipping point. Boards of Directors function in a digital world and most boards have not embraced the changes required to face the threats from that digital world nor leverage that world to positively impact the organizations they direct.

About emPowerIR™. emPowerIRis a secure shareholder communications engine that allows you to organize and keep track of contact information for all of your current shareholders as well as prospective shareholders and industry contacts. The board can conduct eCampaigns to customized groups of constituents and send customized messages that relate to important issues facing the organization. The board of directors can control a flow of information to ‘educate’ shareholders, investors, and members.

Click here to request a demo of emPowerIR™. 

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