For most shareholders, a company’s annual proxy statement is their first, and sometimes only, look into key aspects of the boardroom. And while board members struggle with the most prudent method for meeting investors’ requests to engage, companies and boards need to enhance any tool at their disposal to improve board/shareholder communication.

Donnelley Financial Solutions’ Ron Schneider shares how the best companies are communicating the board’s story through the proxy—and what other resources shareholders may use to review the board’s attention to key corporate governance issues.