Shareholder-Engagement Benchmarks from the 2016-2017 NACD Public Company Governance Survey

In brief: Boards are now expected to have more direct engagement with shareholders. This section on shareholder engagement and investor activism from the 2016–2017 NACD Public Company Governance Survey provides benchmarking data on how often boards meet with investors, which issues are discussed when boards meet with investors, how many boards have experienced activist challenges, and which actions boards have taken to prepare for an activist challenge.

This resource can help your board:

  • Benchmark shareholder-engagement practices against those of your peers by company size.
  • Consider the need for a plan to prepare for an activist challenge.
  • Determine which members of the board will engage with shareholders.

Most relevant audiences: Public company directors, lead directors, investor relations officers, general counsel