EdenTree's Hayley Grafton: Power, politics and pay in the 2024 AGM season

'Not just a US phenomenon'

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Against a backdrop of unprecedented legislative action, election uncertainty and global corporate governance reforms, those predicting an eventful 2024 AGM season will not have been disappointed.

On the EdenTree responsible investment team, we have identified three key themes that will shape considerations for investors, companies, and regulators moving forward: power, politics, and pay. Power If there has been one defining characteristic of the 2024 AGM season, it is surely the palpable increase that has been felt in tensions between companies and their investors. The AGMs dominating coverage this year – such as ExxonMobil, Tesla, Meta, and Alphabet – are prime examples of this. Friday Briefing: Shareholders are taking the gloves off in this year's AGM season What do ...

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