Dialogue with Michelle Edkins, BlackRock

June 2023

In today’s environment of evolving expectations for businesses, market volatility, and macroeconomic challenges, effective engagement between public company boards and their largest shareholders is critical. BlackRock, as the world’s largest asset manager ($8.6 trillion in assets under management at the end of 2022)1, is particularly important among them. On May 17, 2023, members of the Compensation and Talent Governance Network (CTGN) met virtually with Michelle Edkins, a managing director in the investment stewardship team at BlackRock, to discuss BlackRock’s approach to investment stewardship and its current priorities.