Generali believes that the long-term value creation for its shareholders involves also considering all other relevant stakeholders’ interests. Our purpose to be Life-time partner is strongly linked to attention and engagement with all of them: that is why Generali wants to be close to all those who influence and are influenced by the Group’s activity.
Our purpose is to “enable people to shape a safer future by caring for their lives and dreams”. As insurers, we want to tackle the megatrends of our times, protecting people, their health, our planet and future generations. The creation of long-term value for shareholders involves also considering the interests of other investors, clients, employees and suppliers, but also the environment, the communities where the Group operates and the society as a whole.
ENGAGEMENT WITH ALL STAKEHOLDERS
For this reason, Generali’s view of engagement is based on a multi-stakeholder approach: opportunities for contact and modalities of dialogue are specifically tailored for different kinds of stakeholders and for their different necessities. More in detail:
The Shareholders Unit, under the Corporate Affairs – Shareholders&Governance function, has the responsibility of managing relationships with retail shareholders and is, moreover, the focal point for all other shareholders regarding AGM’s issues:
ENGAGEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND CURRENT OR POTENTIAL SHAREHOLDERS
With effect from January 1st, 2021, Generali adopted the principles and recommendations of the Corporate Governance Code, issued in January 2020: Recommendation no. 3 of the Code suggests that issuers adopt a policy about the management of the dialogue with all shareholders. Adopting such recommendation, Generali formalized in the Policy its multi-stakeholder approach, already put in practice through the years.
The purpose of the Policy is to clearly define the modalities and characteristics of engagement between current or potential shareholders of the Company and the Board of Directors.
In particular, Investors who need to bring their engagement activities to the Board level – if they believe they could not get them to completion through the aforementioned company functions – can engage with the Board following the terms and conditions defined in the section 3.6.1 of the Policy that follows: