Tuesday, July 11, 2017 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. CT; 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET; lunch served at 11:30 a.m. CT, 12:30 p.m. ET | Houston, TX
Broadcast from V&E's Houston office to our Austin, Dallas, New York, Richmond, and Washington offices. The program is also available via webcast/teleconference.
The 2017 proxy season marked a turning point for
environmental shareholder activism. For the first time, shareholders of several
major companies approved proposals calling for more disclosures about company
policies related to climate change. Meanwhile, several of the world’s most
significant institutional investors supported these proposals and elsewhere
emphasized linkages between environmentally-protective policies and strong
shareholder value. Environmental shareholder activism poses significant
challenges and risks for directors and managers of companies, particularly
companies that intend to push back on any aspect of popular shareholder
demands. Forming an effective strategic plan for responding to environmental
shareholder activism requires advance policy planning, a coordinated plan for
disclosures, and proactive engagement with major investors. Join us for a
discussion of environmental shareholder activism and strategies you should be
implementing now for effective engagement in 2018.