Even if the topic at hand never actually comes up for a vote at the AGM, responsible stewardship can be effectively carried out through participation in the proxy voting process. The collective power of shareholders cannot be understated, change will only ever happen in a company if a large proportion of shareholders support it.
There is a collective drive across the financial markets for the industry to be a leader in the drive to sustainability. Responsible stewardship has proven to be the most efficient way for shareholders to hold companies accountable for their actions on ESG issues, ultimately creating a better and more sustainable economy.
Key learning objectives:
Understand how effective stewardship leads to change
Learn about the future trajectory of stewardship
Understand the social responsibility of shareholders