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Post COVID-19: Board voting patterns point to sustainability

A look at changes in board of directors and institutional investor behaviour in the post COVID-19 world

In this unprecedented era caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, many familiar features of the corporate governance landscape have changed significantly. The areas about which shareholders engage with portfolio companies are evolving, given the increasing number of challenges companies are facing now. Across the globe and in the results of voting outcomes across multiple companies, we have witnessed a growing convergence of the concepts of sustainability together with long-term shareholder value. In this article, we discuss the key areas that boards of directors and management need to consider in their engagement with investors.

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