High-profile shareholder activism is gaining traction on both sides of the Atlantic as a key tool in driving positive social and environmental change in business.
Three veteran voices in the field will explain what it is, how it works and share their experiences of forcing some of the biggest corporations in the world to commit to climate action and stronger policies affecting workers and consumers.
Catherine Howarth, Chief Executive of ShareAction, which has won a series of campaigns since 2020 at Barclays, HSBC, Tesco and Unilever, will join Georgia Stewart, CEO of Tumelo, a financial technology scale-up. They will be discussing where they see this movement going and explaining the importance of the shareholder as influencer and activist. Alongside them will be Merryn Somerset Webb, Editor in Chief at MoneyWeek, whose brilliant new book, Share Power, sets out how ordinary people can change the way that capitalism works – and make money too. Merryn will be signing copies of her book after the event.