In 2012, the season of Shareholder Meetings around the world was different, as the active participation of shareholders greatly increased, particularly in institutional organizations. This period was called “The Shareholders’ Spring”.
Although the intensity and success of shareholder activism has greatly varied and still does depending on the zone in which it happened and the specific case, this phenomenon confirms that investors are one of the most critical stakeholders for companies.
Juan Rivera, Marta Sierra and I have drafted this article analyzing the factors that influence the shareholder activism and the action areas in which companies should focus in order to efficiently meet the challenges of this increasingly influent trend.
Susana Herrero, Director of Financial Communication of LLORENTE & CUENCA Madrid