October 2018 Roundtable

October 9, 2018
Harvard Faculty Club
20 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 

6:45 pm Reception
7:30 pm Dinner

October 10, 2018
Harvard Law School

Wasserstein Hall, Milstein West (second floor)
1585 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138 

8:00–9:00 am Registration and continental breakfast
9:00–10:00 am First morning session
10:00–10:20 am Coffee break
10:20 -11:20 am Second morning session
11:20–11:40 am Coffee break
11:40 am–12:40 pm Third morning session
12:40–1:40 pm Lunch
1:40–2:35 pm First afternoon session
2:35–2:55 pm Coffee break
2:55–3:50 pm Final session
3:50–5:00 pm Closing reception
4:00–5:00 pm Issuer-only meeting in Room 3007 and
Mutual fund and pension fund-only meeting in Room 3036

Roundtable Discussion Topics

The Roundtable will begin with a discussion of current regulatory proposals and issues, such as those regarding quarterly reporting, proxy advisors, federalization of corporate law, share buybacks, proxy process reform, and mandatory arbitration. The Roundtable will proceed to a discussion of managing crisis and overseeing corporate culture. The discussion will then move to current issues in executive and director pay; topics that may be considered are executive pay level and structure, pay ratio, director compensation, gender pay disparity, and 2018 proxy season votes on pay. Finally, depending on the interests of participants, the Roundtable may proceed to discussions of 2018 season environmental and social activism and/or current issues regarding investor stewardship.


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