What is corporate governance?
Corporate governance involves the processes, policies, guidelines and standards set by corporations to reference when managing and making formal decisions. Plus, it is a factor in helping a company avoid risk. There are seven characteristics of corporate governance often referenced: Discipline, transparency, independence, accountability, responsibility, fairness and social responsibility.
Corporate governance is also an important topic to include in shareholder communications. For example, risk management, diversity and human capital management are corporate governance topics frequently addressed in proxy statements. Additionally, shareholders remain keenly interested in corporate boardroom diversity, for reasons of both equity and performance. Including visuals such as iconography, infographics and pie charts can help represent the company’s position on these topics within the proxy. For support and additional information, explore our Annual Meeting and Proxy Solutions.