How can we take shareholder activism to a new level as a force for global sustainability?
Millions of people are shareholders, and therefore owners, of corporations around the world. Shareholder activism, where shareholders influence a company’s behaviour by exercising their rights as owners, holds great potential for conservation. However, much activism has focussed on issues of governance and short-term economic gains, with significant implications for environmental sustainability.
This Luc Hoffmann Institute, in collaboration with SustainAbility and the University of Zurich, aims to innovate thinking and practice on the issue of activist shareholding and the environment. It seeks to support new networks for collaboration and research, increase information sharing on existing and emerging ideas and promote best practices on shareholder activism for sustainability for a global impact.