Background Materials

March 2019 Roundtable

I. Keynote Session with
Chief Justice Leo E. Strine, Jr.

II. Toward the 2019 Proxy Season

A. 2018 Proxy Season

B. The Coming Proxy Season

C. ISS / Glass Lewis Updates for the 2019 Proxy Season

III. Social Responsibility

A. Corporate Purpose and Culture

B. Social Responsibility Proposals

C. ESG Metrics and Disclosures

D. Exclusion of “Ordinary Business” Proposals

IV. Current Legal Developments and Proposals

A. Federal Incorporation

B. Mandatory Arbitration

C. The California Bill on Board Diversity

D. Eligibility for Shareholder Proposal Submissions

E. Universal Proxy

V. Boards

A. Board Skills, Diversity and Composition

B. Boards in the Age of #MeToo

C. Board Independence and Evaluation

VI. Engagement Between Issuers and Investors

A. Current Thinking on Engagement

B. Emerging Consensus?

C. Virtual Meetings

D. Proxy Access

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