Webinar – Proxy season 2020 and corporate governance

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Corporate Secretary, IR Magazine & Computershare Georgeson

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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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ABOUT IR MAGAZINE IR Magazine is a publication of IR Media Group, a business media company renowned for its magazines, websites, events and research. Originally launched in 1988 by the Economist Group, IR Magazine is essential reading for executives around the world and helps investor relations professionals globally achieve more in their IR programmes, benchmark their efforts and connect to their peers in the IR community. For more information, please visit www.irmagazine.com This webinar series is part of our commitment to providing ongoing education to the IR community. Working with various experts in their field, join the thought-leadership discussions on key issues affecting investor relations, guides to best practice and much, much more. ABOUT CORPORATE SECRETARY Corporate Secretary was founded in 2002 to help corporate secretaries and other governance professionals develop a deeper understanding of their roles and become more effective in them at a time when publicly listed companies’ regulatory compliance requirements began to escalate amid a series of high-profile corporate accounting scandals. Corporate Secretary is a digital and print platform, providing a forum where governance experts and service providers can share their experience, insights and best practice recommendations on a wide range of critical issues, from corruption, internal investigations, e-discovery and records management to succession planning, executive compensation, proxy actions and shareholder engagement. Corporate Secretary is independently owned and today continues to serve a vital role in highlighting the achievements and expertise of a group of people who work outside the spotlight and are often isolated as the only individuals in their organizations focusing on these complex matters.