Joint ICGN / PRI New Year networking event


Board composition and director elections – improving investor influence on nomination and appointments

Date: 3 February
Time: 16.00 – 18.00 (registration from 15.30 onwards)
Hosted by: Bloomberg, City Gate House, 39-45 Finsbury Square, London EC2A 1PQ


Opening remarks by Lord Paul Myners

Panel: Board composition and director elections – improving investor influence on nomination and appointments

There should be a sufficient mix of relevant skills, competence, gender and diversity of perspectives within the board to generate appropriate challenge and discussion. It is about getting the right skill sets that will enable boards to work most effectively to protect and create long term shareholder value. Institutional investors play a key role in fulfilling this objective.

Moderated by Peter Montagnon, Associate Director, Institute of Business Ethics
Ossian Ekdahl, Head of Communications and ESG, Första AP-fonden (AP1)
Susan Swabey, Company Secretary, Smith & Nephew

Workshop: Regional approaches to director nominations: how can investors improve practices to influence board appointments?

Board appointment mechanisms fluctuate by region with different approaches to appointment procedures and ways shareholders can influence director nominations. Drawing from the conclusions of the previous panel, attendees will be asked to select a specific market roundtable on a first come/first served basis and engage in discussions on specific market practices and relevant investors’ expectations. 

Attendees will hear more about market practice by their roundtable facilitator, share their own experiences in working/investing in these countries and provide feedback on investor expectations for an upcoming PRI collaborative engagement with companies operating in these markets.
Workshop introduction and conclusion by Colin Melvin, Hermes Ownership Services and Frank Curtiss, RPMI Railpen.

The afternoon will conclude with networking drinks from 18.00 – 20.00


Registration for this event is now closed as we have reached full capacity.