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2023 Cgpro Network Monthly Update August

2023 CGPro Network Monthly Update - August

Friday, 4 August 2023

As the 2023 AGM season comes to a close, join us as we reflect back on the season.

We share a sneak preview into what we, at EQ, have seen over the 2023 Annual General Meeting season…so far. So, whether you’re wondering if there’s any surprises or whether you just want to check-in with what you’ve experienced or heard, then do listen in to Lisa Graham and myself as we discuss our observations ahead of our annual AGM Forum in September.

Anne Marie Clarke Anne-Marie Clarke Director - Head of Corporate Governance

Breaking news

We’re delighted to introduce a new member of the Corporate Governance Advisory team. Hear more from Karen O’Donnell, our new Governance & ESG Knowledge Manager.

Out and about

Conference season was in full flow with the IR Society Conference in June and the CGI conference in July. Several of our EQ Advisory colleagues attended with both conferences having interesting topics for discussion and debate, and many opportunities to meet new and familiar faces in the investor relations and corporate governance communities (you might be able to spot some of them here!).

Madeleine Cordes, Client Director within Company Secretarial Services at EQ commented:

Members of the Company Secretarial Services and Proxy Solicitation teams, Madeleine Cordes, Sunaina Bhogun and Georgina McHugh attended the annual Chartered Governance Institute (CGI) Conference in July. As well as the opportunity to catch up with many clients and contacts and learn more about tools and resources which could improve effectiveness, the teams came away with lots of useful insights into future ways of working as governance professionals which could benefit our clients. Presentations, panels, and breakout sessions addressed challenges such as diversity, digitalisation, better Board decision-making and conflict management, building an inclusive culture, embedding good governance, ESG action and reporting and how to develop resilience in our roles.”

Isabel Richardson, Director - Head of Investor Relations Services at EQ said:

It was a pleasure to be able to send 20 team members across EQ Advisory to the flagship annual Investor Relations Society Conference. Whether they were experienced IR / governance professionals or newer team members, they each benefitted from attending and networking with clients and peers at the event.”

Do reach out and connect with us on LinkedIn – it’s great to truly network again!

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AGM Snapshot

“What’s best practice?”, “What’s your advice?”, “What have you seen?”, “What are the hot topics?” – Are any of these questions familiar to you when thinking about Annual Reports, AGMs? Listen in to a conversation I had with Lisa Graham, EQ’s Head of Meeting Management where we shared what we had observed so far around AGM logistics and the AGMs themselves and voting outcomes.

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Introducing Karen O’Donnell

Let us introduce you to Equiniti's new Governance & ESG Knowledge Manager Karen O’Donnell.

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