RR Donnelley's 2018 "Guide to Effective Proxies" Highlights Board Skills, ESG, Performance Metrics And More
October 20, 2018
Proxy and financial statement design firm RR Donnelley released the sixth edition of its annual "Guide to Effective Proxies" this week, a comprehensive resource designed to "assist organizations in optimizing their shareholder communications" by using innovative and easy to read approaches to disclosure.
The guide also includes tips on increasing the visual impact of proxy statements through logos, graphics and color, and has a special section on optimizing online versions of the proxy, noting that for many companies, 80% or more of shares are held by investors accessing the proxy online. Given the ever-increasing length of proxy disclosures and the large numbers of proxies institutional investors are expected to read, an eye-catching, well-organized and clearly structured proxy is worth its weight in gold. The Donnelley Guide provides a well-researched and conveniently packaged resource for sample disclosures while planning next year's proxy.