The Conference Board Webcast: Say on Pay About Substance, Not Election

The Conference Board Webcast: Say on Pay About Substance, Not Election

by Gary Larkin

By now, you've probably seen all the figures related to the first year of Say on Pay and Say When on Pay votes for public U.S. companies as mandated under the Dodd-Frank Act. But do you know why investors voted the way they did and what companies should be doing to gear up for the second year, which could include shareholder proxy access?

Well, we at The Conference Board Governance Center got some of those answers earlier this week during the first of a three-part Webcast series called the 2011 Proxy Season: Conversations with Shareholders. Naturally, the first session focused on executive compensation. Joining our Directors' Institute Program Chair Alan Rudnick on June 8 were Arthur H. Kohn, partner at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP; Stephen L. Brown, director and associate general counsel for TIAA/CREF; and James F. Reda, founder and managing director of James F. Reda & Associates LLC. To see the archived version of the first Webcast, click here to register or contact me at

The KnowlEdge Series, which is designed for directors, corporate secretaries and heads of investor relations, as well as senior functional and operational executives and their staffs who work with the board on communicating to investors and shareholders, will continue June 15 (Proxy Season Overview) and June 29 (Communicating with Shareholders). Both Webcasts will start at 11 a.m. EST.

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