Stakeholder engagement: a roadmap for UK PLC boards

A combination of forces is requiring boards to reconsider engagement with their stakeholders. Legislation and regulation set out clear rules about what businesses should and should not do, however in practice the most effective engagement work goes beyond ticking the compliance box; businesses that are more engaged with their stakeholders are seeing material benefit and are proving more resilient. Even those boards and businesses already working productively with their stakeholders will face new challenges and this guide examines what’s on the horizon for engagement in 2022 and beyond.

This new guide, produced by Mazars and Board Agenda, offers advice and strategies around effective engagement with stakeholders. It considers the evolving regulatory landscape in this area, increased investor scrutiny – for example around ESG disclosures – and looks at the different engagement strategies boards can use to connect with all their stakeholders, for the maximum benefit of the business. This practical resource includes:

• An overview of annual reports and disclosures for boards and directors
• How boards and directors can construct positive shareholder dialogue
• Strategic stakeholder engagement and the role of the board
• Engagement checklist: seven key questions for boards to address for 2022

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