Pragmatism, Not Panic
As we approach the Annual Meeting (AGM) season in numerous markets around the world, the recent escalation in the number of COVID-19 cases continues to be a cause for concern.
The world is becoming increasingly digital and this is having profound effects in a whole range of areas. One of the less-appreciated impacts is that goods and services are becoming more and more ‘dematerialised’ – you can read a book without having to turn a page,..
The AGM season is almost here and listed companies all over the world are gearing up for their annual shareholder meetings. The AGM is a big moment for companies – one of the main opportunities to communicate with shareholders and tell them how the business is..
We live in a world that is increasingly a combination of the physical and the virtual – we can watch a film at the cinema or download it from Netflix, pick up a newspaper or read it online. This hybrid world is becoming more common in the world of annual meetings.
I had the pleasure of speaking at an event in Norway last week, hosted by the country’s largest financial services group, DNB. The title of the presentation was Electronic Management of Norwegian AGMs and Facilitating Remote Participation – a topic that, to be..
With a growing focus on Hybrid AGM within the membership sector as a way to increase member engagement, as well as listed companies wanting to offer an electronic medium to their annual general meetings, the security of the method itself is put under analysis.
As mentioned in our previous blog on ‘What is a Hybrid AGM, and Why are They so Popular?’ we discussed the differences between hybrid and virtual AGM, the legality of the methods and factors for their increase in popularity.
The way we communicate has been becoming increasingly focused on digital, from social media, to SMS to emails and beyond. As the millennial generation becomes the largest demographic in the active workforce, we can only expect a higher adoption of, and reliance on..
AGM or Annual General Meetings have traditionally always been hosted in a physical location, to allow shareholders to directly engage with the Board, and ultimately hold them to account.
In previous blogs we’ve spoken about the benefits a virtual or hybrid AGM can bring to your company and one of the biggest factors is the potential they offer for far greater shareholder engagement. And yet, of more than 5,000 shareholders surveyed, 76% think..