Reprogramming the status quo of the corporate world

Our network of AGM activists use carefully crafted questions to challenge the bosses of the world’s largest companies on the issues that matter to everyone – no just the short term shareholders looking for a profit.

Thanks to the interventions of AGM activists at the annual general meetings (AGMs) of listed companies, we have secured huge wins for people and planet. For example, more than one-third of the FTSE 100 are now accredited Living Wage employers and Tesco committed to using 100% renewable electricity throughout its operations. This is only the tip of the iceberg. Will you join the movement?

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Why this is important and what we’re doing about it

Every year, publicly listed companies hold an Annual General Meeting (AGM). They have to do this by law, so that the people who invest in the company can hold the people who run it to account.

Asking a question at an AGM is a powerful tool. It brings issues that matter directly to the attention of those at the very top of a company. What’s more, it does this in front of the rest of their shareholders, whose interests they are legally bound to represent.

The best part is, you don’t have to be a direct shareholder to ask a question at an AGM. Those who own shares can send others in their place, to ask questions on their behalf.

That’s where AGM activists come in. We bring ordinary people and shareholders together to ask the right questions. And each year, we make sure the issues that matter are brought directly to the top of the UK’s biggest companies.

AGM activists have attended hundreds of AGMs, and won some important victories. We are always on the lookout for new members – shareholders and non-shareholders alike – who we can support to make a difference.

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Mission: AGM Activism

Welcome to ShareAction’s AGM Activism toolkit. ShareAction supports ordinary people to attend annual general meetings (AGMs). This guide will enable you to use shareholder rights to create corporate change.

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