LIGHTHOUSE - AUSTRALIAN EDITION - Getting Back to Business: Key Issues Driving Investors and How to Engage

Welcome to the May edition of Morrow Sodali's Australian LIGHTHOUSE. In this publication we highlight key issues driving investors and how they want to engage.

We also delve into the key findings from Morrow Sodali's 2020 Global Institutional Investor Survey that provides valuable insights into investor engagement priorities and how they are thinking about ESG risk management. Notably, the findings reinforce how successful engagement programs will not only assist companies to improve their relationship with institutional investors, but assist them in achieving lower cost of capital over the long term.

Last month, Morrow Sodali held a webinar covering the implications and considerations Australian companies and their Boards need to factor into executive remuneration when under a crisis. In this edition of Lighthouse, we share the perspectives of industry experts from the webinar and the practical questions they believe every board should be asking when considering incentives.

To conclude, we review virtual AGMs and how companies will need to re-think how they will manage their 2020 AGM in light of the government bans on large gatherings and travel restrictions.