In this episode of the PRI podcast, the PRI’s head of corporate governance, Athanasia Karananou speaks with Sacha Sadan of Legal and General Investment Management.
They discuss the AGM season and other governance topics, including the role of investors, through the lens of COVID-19. They discuss whether boards have risen to the challenge presented by the pandemic, which capital allocation decisions are acceptable, and the increased expectations around tax fairness and lobbying practices during the current crisis.
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Sister Nora Nash (ICCR) joins the PRI's Olivia Mooney to discuss the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR)'s engagement and shareholder resolution activities in relation to the banking sector.
Secret or anonymously-owned companies pose a number of risks to shareholders - both financial and non-financial. This is primarily due to the difficulty in identifying the actual ("beneficial") owners. Eryn Schornick (Global Witness) joins the PRI's Olivia Mooney to discuss the issue, as well as the tools available to investors (also detailed in their new report, Chancing It).
Scott Zdrazil (New York City Comptroller) joins the PRI's Olivia Mooney to discuss the development of proxy access in the USA. This includes an overview of the Boardroom Accountability Project, the company response so far and advice for investors on how to engage on the issue.
Paul Cox (NEST), Tim Tookey (Nationwide) and Bess Joffe (TIAA) join Schroders' Jessica Ground to discuss the action that investors can take to help improve the culture and conduct within the banking sector. Originally recorded as a webinar (1hr)