SWIPRA Newsletter - Swiss AGM Season 2021
Swiss AGM Season 2021: Critical shareholders looking for more say
Zurich, June 24, 2021 - Shareholders becoming more activist on environmental and social issues, requesting a vote on non-financial matters, discussions about the right AGM format, proxy advisors’ recommendations with less impact on the voting behavior of large shareholders, compensation decisions not to be based on financial indicators alone, and diversity expectations that are increasingly influencing board elections: The lessons learned from the 2021 AGM season will keep investors and companies busy for a while. And the COVID year further illustrated the importance of a good corporate governance framework, what it all really includes, and how governance can shape corporate reputation.
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