2023 European Proxy Season Review - Morrow Sodali

With Proxy Season underway, discover our comprehensive review of the 2023 highlights and key trends in corporate governance and shareholder engagement.

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This edition delved into the debate around virtual-only AGMs and their impact on investor engagement. While many companies adopted virtual-only AGMs during the pandemic, some investors expressed concerns about the lack of proper engagement with the board. Regulators in various countries considered the possibility of making all AGMs virtual, but there has been a pushback from investors who believe that shareholder rights and access to directors should be preserved.

We also share views on investor support for directors regarding board elections, but their concerns on succession planning and governance issues leading to votes against directors and board members. The Review also emphasizes the growing importance of ESG metrics in remuneration policies, reflecting a trend towards sustainable business practices.

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Published 22 April, 2024