In April, one of the world’s largest fund managers, Legal & General Investment Management, told investee companies to put their stakeholders first during the COVID-19 crisis.
It was a timely encouragement. As countries around the world start to move into the next phase of their responses to the pandemic, easing lockdowns and encouraging at least some parts of the economy to re-open, so fears have grown about how employers will respond. That includes how and when to hold an AGM, why tax transparency will become even more important and how to raise capital. But also, why matters such as diversity, over boarding, data security or climate change should not be abandoned in a rush to rebuild.
In this session, we speak with Sacha Sadan, Director of Investment Stewardship at Legal & General Investment Management about how investors intend to support companies – but also hold them to account – during this difficult time, and why good governance and sustainability will be the building blocks of a better future.
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