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Nov 01, 2020

Nominees announced for Corporate Governance Awards 2020

Winners to be announced at special virtual event on November 18

Corporate Secretary is announcing the short-listed nominees for its 13th Corporate Governance Awards.

The winners, which are selected by an independent panel of judges, will be announced at a special virtual event starting with pre-show online networking at 4.00 pm ET on Wednesday, November 18. The ceremony begins at 4.30 pm ET. Click here for more information.

The Corporate Governance Awards celebrate outstanding achievements in the governance, risk and compliance (GRC) fields. This year, as every year, Corporate Secretary received submissions for a wide variety of companies and individuals, highlighting the impressive and often creative work being done by GRC professionals in areas ranging from shareholder engagement and hosting virtual AGMs to entity management and ESG reporting and compliance.

The achievements of the governance community this year are all the more remarkable because they have taken place amid the unprecedented challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic. The awards and the online event are a way to bring people together to salute that work and to catch up with colleagues and friends from across the profession.

Also on November 18, Corporate Secretary will host the virtual Corporate Secretary Forum – US, an event exclusively for GRC professionals. Topics for discussion include using lessons from the pandemic to strengthen governance, improving risk-management practices for a new normal, the evolution of ESG post-Covid-19 and the future of boards and AGMs. Click here for more information.

This year’s nominees for the Corporate Governance Awards are:

Best AGM     
American International Group           
BlackRock     
Hewlett Packard Enterprise   
HP      
IBM    

 

Best compliance and ethics program (large cap) 
3M      
Avangrid        
Marsh & McLennan Companies       
The Allstate Corporation       
Visa    

 

Best compliance and ethics program (small to mid-cap) 
Atlas Air Worldwide 
Change Healthcare    
Coeur Mining
ManpowerGroup        

           

Best ESG reporting 
AT&T
IBM    
PepsiCo          
The Allstate Corporation       
The Travelers Companies      

           

Best global entity management      
Hewlett Packard Enterprise   
Marsh & McLennan Companies       
The Boeing Company

           

Best governance by a cross-listed company
RBC   
TD Bank        

           

Best proxy statement (large cap)    
Bank of America        
Healthpeak Properties
Nasdaq           
Prudential Financial  
The Allstate Corporation       

           

Best proxy statement (mid-cap)     
Allegheny Technologies        
Coeur Mining
KBR   
Korn Ferry     
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation

           

Best proxy statement (small cap)   
At Home Group         
Atlas Air Worldwide
Columbus McKinnon Corporation    
e.l.f. Beauty        
Financial Institutions 

           

Best shareholder engagement         
American International Group           
Bank of America        
Hewlett Packard Enterprise   
IBM    
Nuance Communications      

           

Best use of technology         
3M      
Hewlett Packard Enterprise   
Marsh & McLennan Companies       
The Allstate Corporation       
Visa    

           

Governance professional of the year (large cap)
Rose Marie Glazer, American International Group  
Derek Windham, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Yafit Cohn, The Travelers Companies
Beth Sasfai, Verizon Communications

           

Governance professional of the year (small to mid-cap) 
Adam Kokas, Atlas Air Worldwide   
Michael Brown, Clearway Energy
Wendy Cassity, Nuance Communications
Elona Kogan, Selecta Biosciences

           

Governance team of the year (large cap)  
American International Group           
Hewlett Packard Enterprise   
Marsh & McLennan Companies       
PepsiCo          
The Allstate Corporation       

           

Governance team of the year (small to mid-cap)  
Atlas Air Worldwide
Nuance Communications      
Selecta Biosciences   

           

Rising star     
Elizabeth Riotte, Avangrid
Jon White, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Steven Chen, Zendesk

 

A lifetime achievement award winner will also be announced.