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The RSA hosts one of the world’s leading public events programmes, delivering over 100 lectures, talks, screenings and debates a year. These events provide a platform for our most exciting public thinkers, and encourage intelligent exploration of today’s most urgent social challenges. Our public programme welcomes speakers from across the world and across disciplines – all united by a belief in the power of ideas to inspire and motivate social change. All of the audio files are recordings of talks in our public events programme.


Shifting the Balance of Power: The Case for Shareholder Activism

June 20th, 2014

Episode 206 of 494 episodes

Anyone can buy a share, go to a company AGM and raise questions on issues from profits and strategy to tax practices and environmental concerns. But why don't more people engage? We gather an expert panel to discuss shareholder power and the shifting balance of responsibility and influence. Speakers include David Pitt-Watson, executive Fellow, London Business Shool and Catherine Howarth, CEO, ShareAction.

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