Background Materials

November 2019 Roundtable

I. Index Fund Stewardship: Keynote Session with
BlackRock Vice Chairman & Co-Founder Barbara Novick

A. BlackRock’s Perspective

B. Other Perspectives

II. Stakeholders and Corporate Purpose

The Business Roundtable Statement:

Practical Implications and Legal Constraints:

The Policy Debate on Stakeholders and Corporate Purpose:

III. Engagement Between Issuers and Investors

A. Toward the 2020 Proxy Season

B. Share Buybacks

C. Emerging Consensus?

D. Virtual Meetings

E. SEC’s New Guidance on Proxy Advisors

IV. Compensation Issues

A. Current Compensation Practices

B. Compensation and Corporate Purpose

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