Red Line Voting - good idea but...

The initiative from the Association of Member Nominated Trustees is a step in the right direction. But what is really needed is a way to give the real end investors, the pension fund beneficiaries, the investors in mutual funds or the clients of Private Banks a say in all votes that are held in the corporate world. Only if a conduit for them is designed will there be meaningful change in matters or corporate goverancne, ethical and social responsible investment. While it will not be possible for all individuals to vote on each and every issue and for every company whose shares are held (directly or indirectly) the solution could be to extend the role of proxy agencies. The investors should be able to select an Agency of his choice (similar to voting for a political party or politician). Agencies would be required to clearly state their voting policies and strictly adhere to them.
Red Line Voting
(11 August 2016)

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