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Commentary on Corporate Governance Issues

Investors: Asking for change they believe in

May 28, 2018

Seventy plus resolutions have been defeated since the new Companies Act was legislated. These and the steady increase in ‘against’ votes is a sign that investors have started to offer companies push-back on their decisions.


But the investor focus has remained on operations. It’s cannot be that they don’t have a view on other matters - it’s just that they are more comfortable voicing these in one-one-one conversations.


The coming AGM season is an opportunity for investors to signal how they view a broader set of developments, not merely through their reactions i.e. voting, but through shareholder resolutions they propose - change they will like to see.


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