EdenTree’s White: The ‘problem’ with the AGM

Neville White, Head of SRI Policy and Research at EdenTree Investment Management, examines the value of AGMs in Fund Strategy. White says that AGMs are not the place to learn about strategy and they do not account for the long-term sustainability of the company. He believes that the time has come to give shareholders the opportunity to vote on safety, supply chain management, modern slavery or climate change. He says that this will allow a clear sign of dissent in areas of poor practice.