The Engagement Appeal (‘TEA’), a social venture set up by a broad group of shareholder representatives and advisers, says millions of individual investors are currently being under represented by the engagement efforts of the businesses in which they hold shares.
A new whitepaper ‘The Path to Inclusive Investor Engagement’ sets out how public companies can significantly improve relationships with their shareholders and build longer term investor value.
Official figures show that some 23 million Britons hold shares, collectively owning 12% of UK plc, but the engagement efforts of most companies are largely focused on a handful of their largest shareholders.
TEA’s research suggests this failure to reach out to investors fails to recognise the demand from shareholders for more inclusive engagement, particularly given the growing prominence of the ’Environmental, Social and Governance (‘ESG’) agenda.
A new campaign by TEA calls for all investors to have an equal voice and their research shows how companies can benefit from providing it.
To download a copy of the White Paper, click on the link.