Shareholders seek inclusive engagement, and companies can benefit from providing it, finds research from The Engagement Appeal.
Covid presents an opportunity to overhaul the AGM process to reflect the increasing focus of companies and stakeholders on ESG issues.
Judge in court action brought by Dutch activists described Shell climate plan as “rather intangible, undefined and non-binding”.
ShareAction has called on boards to reform AGMs as part of a “purposeful” process that maximises shareholder and stakeholder involvement.
Research reveals a lack of data on vulnerable workers in supply chains, despite investor demands for better reporting and oversight.
Investor group ShareAction is targeting companies including Walmart, Rio Tinto and Coca-Cola to improve reporting on workforce issues.
Investors are increasingly interested in the social purpose of companies, with a new focus on the quality of workforce practices and how they should be reported.
Investors are increasingly concerned that the workforces in which they invest are properly supported. A new initiative will provide them with vital information to help ensure they are.
Investors serious about climate change cannot settle for disclosure; their attention must now be on action, writes Sophia McNab of investment charity ShareAction.
Netflix and Walt Disney are among the companies targeted by investors calling for more “environmentally friendly” policies.