Board Services

In selected markets Morrow Sodali works directly with corporate boards. As board composition and effectiveness are issues high on the list of shareholder concerns, corporate boards increasingly turn to Morrow Sodali for insights about investor attitudes and for assistance in communicating board policies on issues such as succession planning, human capital management, board evaluation, gender diversity, compensation, social policy, the environment and sustainability. Here again, Morrow Sodali’s mix of comprehensive advisory, intelligence and transactional services gives us a unique ability to help boards proactively manage their relations with stakeholders.

Capabilities

Board evaluation

Self-evaluation methodology & tools

Development of Board Skills Matrix

ESG consultation

Coaching for proxy advisor and shareholder engagement

Corporate governance workshops & training

For further information, please visit also our expertise and global perspective in the delivery of Corporate Governance Advisory Services and Proxy Solicitation and Shareholder Meeting Services.

Board composition, structure and effectiveness are at the top the list of issues that institutional investors and shareholders consider in evaluating portfolio companies. As institutions probe more deeply into corporate culture and purpose, the board of directors is increasingly on the front lines together with management in explaining their standards and how their policies are integral to the company’s business strategy.

As a result of these trends, boards increasingly demand detailed information, data and analytics about the shareholders who elect them and about the expectations of investors that must be considered in making and explaining the board’s policies. Accordingly, many of Morrow Sodali’s services now require our direct involvement with board members as well as executive management.

Morrow Sodali’s strategic services help companies evaluate how the board’s attributes and policies are perceived by shareholders and proxy advisory firms. To bring greater transparency to board-related issues, Morrow Sodali provides a host of data and insights relating to shareholder voting at the annual meeting, responses from outreach and engagement campaigns, global perspectives from the different countries in which the firm operates, survey results and specific feedback that result from our continuous networking with key institutional investor contacts.

Much of this expertise is now assembled in Morrow Sodali’s proprietary databases to provide a unique resource to corporate boards in a variety of ways, including the development of a board skills matrix, procedures for board evaluation (with or without the assistance of external experts), development of policies relating to the environment and social issues as well as governance, the definition and ranking of stakeholders whose interests the board should consider, the education and training of board members, and hands-on assistance with the board’s conduct of engagement programs and shareholder communication.

Morrow Sodali’s expertise on all matters relating to shareholders, combined with its mix of advisory and transactional services, provides boards with a uniquely comprehensive set of strategic services that are grounded in the day-to-day activities that link public companies with the owners to whom they are responsible.

Capabilities

Board evaluation

Self-evaluation methodology & tools

Development of Board Skills Matrix

ESG consultation

Coaching for proxy advisor and shareholder engagement

Corporate governance workshops & training

Board Services

In selected markets Morrow Sodali works directly with corporate boards. As board composition and effectiveness are issues high on the list of shareholder concerns, corporate boards increasingly turn to Morrow Sodali for insights about investor attitudes and for assistance in communicating board policies on issues such as succession planning, human capital management, board evaluation, gender diversity, compensation, social policy, the environment and sustainability. Here again, Morrow Sodali’s mix of comprehensive advisory, intelligence and transactional services gives us a unique ability to help boards proactively manage their relations with stakeholders.

For further information, please visit also our expertise and global perspective in the delivery of Corporate Governance Advisory Services and Proxy Solicitation and Shareholder Meeting Services.

Board composition, structure and effectiveness are at the top the list of issues that institutional investors and shareholders consider in evaluating portfolio companies. As institutions probe more deeply into corporate culture and purpose, the board of directors is increasingly on the front lines together with management in explaining their standards and how their policies are integral to the company’s business strategy.

As a result of these trends, boards increasingly demand detailed information, data and analytics about the shareholders who elect them and about the expectations of investors that must be considered in making and explaining the board’s policies. Accordingly, many of Morrow Sodali’s services now require our direct involvement with board members as well as executive management.

Morrow Sodali’s strategic services help companies evaluate how the board’s attributes and policies are perceived by shareholders and proxy advisory firms. To bring greater transparency to board-related issues, Morrow Sodali provides a host of data and insights relating to shareholder voting at the annual meeting, responses from outreach and engagement campaigns, global perspectives from the different countries in which the firm operates, survey results and specific feedback that result from our continuous networking with key institutional investor contacts.

Much of this expertise is now assembled in Morrow Sodali’s proprietary databases to provide a unique resource to corporate boards in a variety of ways, including the development of a board skills matrix, procedures for board evaluation (with or without the assistance of external experts), development of policies relating to the environment and social issues as well as governance, the definition and ranking of stakeholders whose interests the board should consider, the education and training of board members, and hands-on assistance with the board’s conduct of engagement programs and shareholder communication.

Morrow Sodali’s expertise on all matters relating to shareholders, combined with its mix of advisory and transactional services, provides boards with a uniquely comprehensive set of strategic services that are grounded in the day-to-day activities that link public companies with the owners to whom they are responsible.