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The RSA: meeting 21st century challenges by showcasing ideas, undertaking innovative research and building civic capacity around the world. We encourage public discourse and critical debate by providing platforms for leading experts to share new ideas on contemporary issues, through our public events programme. 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 443 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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