Welcome to March’s Proxy Governance Update
One of the highlights of the year is bringing together people who work in corporate governance. March’s event certainly did that! For nearly two hours, the event team, keynote speakers and attendees were all captivated by the different perspectives on 2022 AGMs and ESG as we head into what promises to be another active season. Polls on key matters were sprinkled throughout the evening adding some audience participation, a sense of connection and an understanding of the sentiment in the virtual room. At the end of the event, it was clear that there were three key themes that would dominate.
As professionals working in corporate governance, we are all involved in working to keep UK plc focused on these matters, amongst many others. Today we see changes in the global geopolitical and economic environment and we reflect that we are all no stranger to risk management, particularly after the last two years. What we wish for is that building bridges and communities through the CGPro Network will help to inspire, support and address these challenges. We hope that everyone who was able to join the event took away at least one thing that will help them as they support their organisations and people throughout 2022 and beyond.
With thanks to our guest speakers, the events team and everyone who attended. Please reach out and stay connected. Wishing you all success, until the next time we meet.
CGPro Network Virtual Event
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Strong on stewardship
Having heard from Rachel from a communications perspective and Ben from a corporate perspective the evening turned to a panel discussion featuring the investor and proxy adviser perspectives: Claire Moore, Investment Stewardship Associate Director at Vanguard; Iancu Daramus, Responsible Investment Analyst at Fulcrum Asset Management; Bernadette O’Donoghue, Research Project Lead at Glass Lewis; and Nicholas Malasinski, Head of IVIS. All four confirmed the consensus that diversity, climate change and remuneration will be the dominant issues for this AGM season and beyond.
“I found the event interesting and insightful and, as always, really valuable to attend”, Co Sec FTSE 250
“A good format with a variety of speakers”, “I like to attend events to find out information about things that should be on company secretaries' radars”, Attendee survey response