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Fit-for-purpose? The future of the AGM


At a time when there are many urgent new questions for corporate boards to answer, four out of five FTSE 350 companies opted to hold their 2020 AGMs ‘behind closed doors’, with no external participants allowed to attend and ask questions to the board, other than by email.

Yet even before this crisis, company AGMs had shortcomings. This report sets out a bold new vision for the purpose of the AGM of the future.