Preparing for Proxy Season

Preparing for Proxy Season

This resource center is a repository for all NACD content related to the 2019 proxy season, containing practical guidance, tools, and analyses tailored to interested parties. For materials on shareholder engagement, please see NACD’s Resource Center on Board-Shareholder Engagement.

Thought Leadership & Research

2018 governance outlook report Top governance issues for institutional investors in 2018 Guidance on preparing compensation discussion and analysis (CD&A) statements Benchmarking data on investor engagement NACD comments to the SEC on the proposed pay-for-performance disclosure rule NACD perspectives on pay-for-performance and supplemental pay definitions The role of proxy advisory firms

Expert Commentary

Tactics to win a proxy fight ISS’s 2018 policy updates Glass Lewis’ 2018 proxy season guidelines 2018 proxy season review Five noteworthy trends from the 2018 proxy season NYC Pension Funds’ 2018 “Best Practices” in Board Matrices Preparing for the 2019 proxy season Resources for the 2019 proxy season Best practices for a more powerful proxy statement

Advisory Services

NACD's in-boardroom education programs help boards deliver value and expand their education

Boardroom Tools & Templates

A sample board expertise matrix to measure skill sets on your board A sample proxy access proposal Investor perspectives on board diversity Discussing boardroom diversity with major shareholders Diverse Director Search Toolkit Coca-Cola’s 2018 proxy statement includes a unique Q&A with Chairman President and CEO James Quincy Prudential Financial’s 2018 proxy statement provides descriptions of each director’s skills and qualifications Allstate’s 2017 proxy statement wins best large-cap proxy statement by Corporate Secretary magazine for its style and substance

Videos and Webinars

Developing your pay-for-performance disclosure

Upcoming Events

Preparing for the 2019 proxy season (webinar, Nov. 8, 2018) Master Class Director Professionalism® NACD Global Board Leaders’ Summit (Sep. 21–24, 2019, in Washington, DC)