What Matters - Shareholder and stakeholder engagement

Shareholder and stakeholder engagement

Understanding shareholder and stakeholder expectations helps to improve effective engagement. Resources, development and branch events you can use to foster better relationships.

Having good foresight and processes can help you manage increased demands from shareholders and stakeholders. Today’s boards need to prioritise ways for more effective engagement with shareholders, they must also increasingly consider the needs of stakeholders, who due to technologies such as social media are able to place much more pressure on business to respond to issues that concern them. 


In February, the Governance Leadership Centre will release a DirectorsBrief, Integrated thinking – a pathway to greater stakeholder engagementShareholder meetings in the digital age

Our 2017 DirectorsBrief, Shareholder meetings in the digital age, is useful to organisations who are considering virtual engagement with shareholders.

The February/March edition of BoardRoom features a number of articles and thought leadership pieces on shareholder and stakeholder management. These include interviews with former Prime Minister the Right Hon. John Key on lessons on stakeholder management from the public sector and Ben Gleisner from Conscious Consumers, as well as information on engaging with institutional investors.

The Four Pillars also contains a section on annual meetings (4.13), and sections on risk management (3.4.1) and company records (4.7.9) discuss shareholder activism and shareholders’ rights.

Recorded webcast

A recording of a live webcast held as part of the What Matters in Stakeholder and shareholder engagement theme is now available for members to view. The panel chaired by Mark Cross, with Sue Sheldon, Sam Stubbs and Jeff Greenslade discussed Strategies for engagement. The webcast attracts 2 CPD points which members can record on their CPD dashboards. View the webcast.