GNDI issues Perspective on Board-Shareholder Communications
- Date: 19 December 2013
In late 2013, the Global Network of Director Institutes (GNDI) released a perspectives paper on board-shareholder communications. This
paper [j1] offers suggestions intended to inspire improvements on both sides of the dialogue between boards and company shareholders.
GNDI believes that shareholder engagement forms a key part of how boards determine what is in a company’s best interest.
GNDI is also of the view that board-shareholder communications should not be mandated through the adoption of new legislation or regulation (except in those jurisdictions where current legislation or regulation prevents or limits such communications) — voluntary action is the key to effective communication.
Members of GNDI – director institutes around the world – favour regular, direct communications between shareholders and company directors.
GNDI also recommends that directors monitor shareholder communication issues specific to their own countries, as outlined with the perspectives paper.
For further information:
GNDI Policy Committee: firstname.lastname@example.org, +61 2 8248 6600 or your local director institute.
Read the Board-Shareholder Communications Perspectives Paper.