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Webinar – Proxy season 2020 and corporate governance

The 2020 proxy season was unlike any previous year’s as governance teams carried out shareholder engagement via Zoom, helped their company switch to new formats for their AGM and prepared their board to respond to new questions at those virtual meetings. With many key issues still in flux, it is important to appraise how the season played put, see what lessons can be learned – and find out what to expect in the upcoming 2021 season.

Our panel of experts will discuss important findings in the recently released 2020 Annual Corporate Governance Review from Georgeson and Proxy Insight. Speakers will also look ahead to issues likely to be areas of focus for corporate secretaries and their colleagues in the coming year.

Topics for discussion include:
•What were the important trends in voting at AGMs this year and did the pandemic and virtual AGM format have an effect?
•What does the increasing number of E&S proposals approved this year teach us?
•Which governance issues are of most concern to investors right now?
•How was shareholder engagement affected by the pandemic and what lessons can governance teams learn from the experience?

Corporate Secretary and IR Magazine have partnered with Computershare to deliver you this webinar. Corporate Secretary, IR Magazine and Computershare will process your personal data for purposes connected with your attendance at the webinar and may send you marketing communications and information that may be of interest to you, as permitted under applicable law. You may choose to unsubscribe at any time by email with ‘unsubscribe’ in the subject line or by clicking on the 'unsubscribe' link in any email from us or Computershare. Your data will be processed in accordance with our privacy policy: www.corporatesecretary.com/content/privacy-policy and Computershare’s privacy policy: www.computershare.com/privacy-policy
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    As we move into 2021, entity management teams at US public companies face an array of challenges both new and more familiar. Remote working as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic shows no sign of going away anytime soon but M&A deals, entity consolidation and compliance work must go on. At the same time, investors are more focused than ever on diversity and other issues that can play out throughout a corporate structure.

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  • Webinar – ESG and activism: How should companies prepare for engagement? Recorded: Nov 24 2020 57 mins
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    Companies are under increasing risk of activism over ESG issues. While governance has always been a key focus for investors, environmental issues have rapidly climbed the agenda in recent years, especially those related to climate change. More recently, the Covid-19 pandemic has thrust attention on previously overlooked social issues, such as employee safety and welfare.

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    • Case studies of successful engagement over ESG issues
    • How to use sustainable reporting frameworks to demonstrate progress against goals.

    IR Magazine has partnered with SDL to deliver you this webinar. IR Magazine and SDL will process your personal data for purposes connected with your attendance at the webinar and may send you marketing communications and information that may be of interest to you, as permitted under applicable law. You may choose to unsubscribe at any time by email with ‘unsubscribe’ in the subject line or by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link in any email from us or SDL. Your data will be processed in accordance with IR Magazine’s privacy policy: www.irmagazine.com/privacy and SDL‘s privacy policy: https://www.sdl.com/legal/privacy/.
  • Webinar – Your guide to TCFD reporting best practices Recorded: Nov 23 2020 61 mins
    IR Magazine & TCFD
    Since its launch in 2017, the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) has been supported by more than 1,500 organizations around the world. TCFD has developed recommendations for voluntary climate-related financial disclosures that are reliable, clear and efficient, and provide decision-useful information to lenders, insurers and investors.

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    IR Magazine has partnered with TCFD to deliver you this webinar. IR Magazine and TCFD will process your personal data for purposes connected with your attendance at the webinar and may send you marketing communications and information that may be of interest to you, as permitted under applicable law. You may choose to unsubscribe at any time by email with ‘unsubscribe’ in the subject line or by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link in any email from us or TCFD. Your data will be processed in accordance with IR Magazine’s privacy policy:  www.irmagazine.com/privacy and TCFD's privacy policy:  https://www.fsb-tcfd.org/privacy-policy/
  • Webinar – Making transparency a success in troubled times Recorded: Nov 19 2020 52 mins
    Corporate Secretary, IR Magazine & Labrador
    The importance of corporate transparency and efforts to promote it have grown beyond mere tick-the-box exercises to become major initiatives incorporating investor relations (IR) teams, their governance colleagues and outside parties.

    During a period such as this, with a major pandemic and major economic distress, transparency is an essential means of ensuring investors feel reassured that they know what’s happening at a company, where it is going – and also what the company may not know yet. The proxy statement, Form 10K, the corporate code of conduct and IR website are all key tools for sharing the company’s message and helping maintain successful relationships with shareholders.

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    • How investors’ appetites for transparency have been affected by the crisis and economic uncertainty

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    The role of corporate secretary has been evolving in recent years as shareholder engagement has become a greater focus and boards have taken on oversight of new ESG-related issues.

    In addition to those already increasing burdens, the Covid-19 pandemic has required corporate secretaries and their governance colleagues to adapt to virtual AGMs and board meetings, a growing focus on human capital management and new thinking around crisis management, among other challenges.
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    • The US Department of Justice is pressing for companies’ compliance programs to be more data-driven. How does this affect corporate secretaries’ work with compliance and how they brief the board?

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  • Webinar – Getting entity management in shape for 2021 Recorded: Nov 5 2020 54 mins
    Corporate Secretary & Computershare
    Companies have faced unprecedented challenges during 2020 in ensuring their networks of entities in the US and around the world stay in line with all local laws and regulations, even as employees have been working remotely.

    As we come toward the end of an extraordinary year, governance and compliance teams that have been battling to keep up with events face an evolving set of issues that will keep them on their toes in 2021. In this webinar, our panel of experts will look at the challenges ahead and offer advice on how teams can make sure they are best positioned to respond.

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    •What are best practices for entity management around M&A transactions?
    •How can teams best approach entity consolidation?
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    •What regulatory issues should teams be aware of going into 2021, and how might events such as Brexit and the US elections affect compliance work?
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    Schwefel will also discuss market structure and the perennial issue of trying to understand what drives price movement – from electronic and high-frequency trading to index and ETF investing and high-touch active investing. Join IR Magazine and Point72 for this unique opportunity to learn about how Point72 works and hear some of the IR best practices Schwefel has experienced.

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    Corporate Secretary, IR Magazine & Computershare
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    In-house legal and compliance teams are having to make sure their companies avoid possible pitfalls, in many cases with limited or even reduced resources. Our panel of experts will explore the risks companies face and offer insight on how these can be addressed.

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    •How can teams mitigate these dangers and ensure a culture of compliance exists?
    •What are the best uses of technology and other practices to assist legal and compliance teams while working remotely?
    •How can teams meet the US Department of Justice’s pressure for compliance programs to be more data-driven at a time of limited resources and remote working?

    Corporate Secretary and IR Magazine have partnered with Computershare to deliver you this webinar. Corporate Secretary, IR Magazine and Computershare will process your personal data for purposes connected with your attendance at the webinar and may send you marketing communications and information that may be of interest to you, as permitted under applicable law. You may choose to unsubscribe at any time by email with ‘unsubscribe’ in the subject line or by clicking on the 'unsubscribe' link in any email from us or Computershare. Your data will be processed in accordance with our privacy policy: www.corporatesecretary.com/content/privacy-policy and Computershare’s privacy policy: www.computershare.com/privacy-policy
  • Webinar – Maintaining best-in-class IR during market uncertainty Recorded: Oct 14 2020 57 mins
    IR Magazine & Q4
    Best-in-class IR teams maintain consistent and clear communication, even in times of uncertainty. This year, uncertainty is the norm and that will likely continue to be the case – whether that’s due to the SEC’s proposed changes to 13F thresholds, questions about how the market will respond to the US elections, concerns of a second wave of Covid-19 or questions about employee security during the pandemic.

    In this webinar, we’ll outline what best-in-class investor relations looks like and learn how companies are continuing to communicate in spite of the uncertainty. We’ll also look at how the SEC’s proposed 13F rule change will affect IR’s ability to communicate effectively with investors and explore how the issuer community is responding to the proposed rule change.

    We will discuss:

    •Tips to get the best out of virtual shareholder engagement
    •How the SEC’s proposed change to 13F thresholds could affect IR teams and what you can do about it
    •How companies’ messaging around the longevity of Covid-19 is continuing to evolve.

    IR Magazine has partnered with Q4 to deliver you this webinar.IR Magazine and Q4 will process your personal data for purposes connected with your attendance at the webinar and may send you marketing communications and information that may be of interest to you, as permitted under applicable law. You may choose to unsubscribe at any time by email with ‘unsubscribe’ in the subject line or by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link in any email from us or Q4. Your data will be processed in accordance with IR Magazine’s privacy policy: www.irmagazine.com/privacy and Q4's privacy policy: https://www.q4inc.com/privacy-policy/default.aspx
  • Webinar – Proxy season 2020 and corporate governance Recorded: Sep 30 2020 48 mins
    Corporate Secretary, IR Magazine & Computershare Georgeson
    The 2020 proxy season was unlike any previous year’s as governance teams carried out shareholder engagement via Zoom, helped their company switch to new formats for their AGM and prepared their board to respond to new questions at those virtual meetings. With many key issues still in flux, it is important to appraise how the season played put, see what lessons can be learned – and find out what to expect in the upcoming 2021 season.

    Our panel of experts will discuss important findings in the recently released 2020 Annual Corporate Governance Review from Georgeson and Proxy Insight. Speakers will also look ahead to issues likely to be areas of focus for corporate secretaries and their colleagues in the coming year.

    Topics for discussion include:
    •What were the important trends in voting at AGMs this year and did the pandemic and virtual AGM format have an effect?
    •What does the increasing number of E&S proposals approved this year teach us?
    •Which governance issues are of most concern to investors right now?
    •How was shareholder engagement affected by the pandemic and what lessons can governance teams learn from the experience?

    Corporate Secretary and IR Magazine have partnered with Computershare to deliver you this webinar. Corporate Secretary, IR Magazine and Computershare will process your personal data for purposes connected with your attendance at the webinar and may send you marketing communications and information that may be of interest to you, as permitted under applicable law. You may choose to unsubscribe at any time by email with ‘unsubscribe’ in the subject line or by clicking on the 'unsubscribe' link in any email from us or Computershare. Your data will be processed in accordance with our privacy policy: www.corporatesecretary.com/content/privacy-policy and Computershare’s privacy policy: www.computershare.com/privacy-policy
  • Webinar – Earnings call prep during the Covid-19 era Recorded: Sep 24 2020 54 mins
    IR Magazine & Sentieo
    Covid-19 changed the way businesses operate overnight. In the six months since the initial stay-at-home orders, these businesses have evolved into a new normal. With this comes new ways of doing business – and while earnings calls may look very much the same, the preparation and execution has changed. In this roundtable discussion our panel of IR practitioners and technology experts will discuss these changes and look at best practices for earnings in the post-Covid-19 era.

    In this webinar you’ll learn:

    •How to use competitor and peer messaging to your advantage
    •How to manage information overload and improve workflows to produce the best narratives possible
    •How to best deliver negative news and be prepared for external concerns

    Speakers include:

    •Annie Eissler, Head of product marketing, Sentieo
    •Nicole Briguet, Account supervisor, financial communications & capital markets, Edelman

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  • Webinar – How leading companies are attracting new investors Recorded: Sep 10 2020 61 mins
    IR Magazine & Q4
    With the Q2 earnings cycle behind you, it’s time to turn your attention to investor targeting. While many issuers were cautious about too much investor targeting during the summer months, the momentum is picking up once again with the announcement of virtual roadshows, conferences and investor days.

    Many IROs are taking the opportunity to introduce a deeper bench of management to their investors, and to take proactive steps toward targeting investors in parts of the world they may not have the time or resources to regularly travel to. In this webinar you will hear from leading IROs and advisers about how they’re taking a fresh approach to their targeting efforts for the rest of the year. Discussion topics will include:

    •Unique and creative approaches for targeting new investors
    •Telling an evolving and appealing story to investors
    •Balancing the need for guidance with managing expectations through other means
    •Preparing new executives to present and interact with target investors
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  • Webinar – In-house legal teams: Preparing for a successful end to 2020 Recorded: Sep 2 2020 56 mins
    Corporate Secretary and CT Corporation
    Wednesday, September 2, 2020
    8.00 am PDT / 11.00 am EDT / 4.00 pm BST / 5.00 pm CET
    Duration: 45 minutes

    In the first half of 2020, companies struggled to deal with unprecedented turmoil and challenges not only in keeping their business afloat but also in meeting governance and compliance demands. In-house legal teams have been forced to think creatively to meet their goals while facing internal and external disruptions and a tough commercial climate.

    In this webinar, our panel of experts will discuss what in-house legal teams should be focusing on over the next few months and how they can make sure the second half of the year is a success.

    Topics for discussion include:
    •How can general counsel restructure and focus their team’s work to be effective amid limited or reduced resources?
    •What are best practices for assessing and – where necessary or beneficial – rationalizing global corporate subsidiaries?
    •How can legal teams ensure the company stays in compliance internationally given travel restrictions?
    •What are the key areas where the in-house team can be supporting and working with the board over the next few months on strategic and governance issues?
    •What issues should legal teams be considering and planning for as 2021 approaches?

    Corporate Secretary has partnered with CT Corporation to deliver you this webinar. Corporate Secretary and CT Corporation will process your personal data for purposes connected with your attendance at the webinar and may send you marketing communications and information that may be of interest to you, as permitted under applicable law. You may choose to unsubscribe at any time by email with ‘unsubscribe’ in the subject line or by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link in any email from us or CT Corporation. Your data will be processed in accordance with Corporate Secretary's privacy policy: www.corporatesecretary.com/content/privacy-policy and CT Corporation’s privacy policy: ct.wolterskluwer.com/privacy-policy.
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