Argyle Webinars

Led by Argyle's Advisory Team, these sessions provide ideas, strategies and real-world examples to create effective annual reports, proxy statements and sustainability disclosures.

Using the Argyle Disclosure Database to understand and meet investor expectations

Thursday November 16
12-12:30pm EST

To save time and facilitate research for our clients, we have created the first user-accessible database of noteworthy disclosures from Fortune 500 proxy statements. This webinar will present how to best use the database to save time and prepare more effective disclosures:

  • Compare your proxy statement with peer disclosures at the click of a mouse
  • Run "on demand" benchmarks across the Fortune 500
  • Follow best practices, identify trends and review how proxy statements are evolving to better meet investors' needs

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Aligning corporate governance and Board disclosures with investor expectations

Tuesday November 21
12-12:30pm EST

A discussion of investor expectations, supported by a presentation of the most compelling examples of corporate governance and Board disclosures drawn from our unique Disclosure Database of Fortune 500 proxy statements. Themes will include:

  • Presenting active and engaged directors
  • Demonstrating Board independence from management
  • Explaining the Board's role in the Company's long-term strategic vision

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Key trends in compensation disclosures

Tuesday November 28
12-12:30pm EST

We will discuss key trends and improvements in the reporting of executive compensation, supported by a presentation of the most compelling examples of effective disclosures drawn from our unique Disclosure Database of Fortune 500 proxy statements. Themes will include:

  • What to put where; compensation disclosures in your proxy summary and CD&A Executive Summary
  • Balancing SEC requirements and additional disclosures in the CD&A
  • Pay-for-performance disclosures
  • Presenting rigor in goal-setting

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Presenting Pay Ratio and additional context

Tuesday December 05
12-12:30pm EST

In some cases, presenting a simple ratio will suffice. In others, reporters should consider the merits of providing additional context, and how to communicate supporting facts to investors and a broader group of interested stakeholders. Themes will include:

  • Presenting the rule, and alternative ratios
  • CEO Pay Ratio in context
  • Communicating Pay Ratio beyond investor communications

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Effective annual reporting

Tuesday December 12
12-12:30pm EST

The primary role of an annual report is to tell the story of the year, in the context of market factors, strategy and risk, and provide an outlook on the future. The story should be compelling, integrated and easy to read, with clear signposts to additional, deeper content. In this webinar, we explore how the most effective Annual Reports communicate value through a presentation of:

  • Purpose
  • Strategy
  • Performance
  • Board Oversight
  • Sustainability

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Presenting ESG beyond the sustainability report

Tuesday December 19
12-12:30pm EST

Join us for a conversation on how to effectively incorporate ESG disclosures into the annual report and proxy statement. Themes will include:

  • Considering the investor stakeholder when addressing ESG in shareholder materials
  • Fortune 500 companies successfully integrating ESG into their proxy statements
  • ESG related shareholder proposals from the 2017 Annual Meeting season

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