Even as the ESG bloom blossoms, big-name firms continue to list without voting rights, investors continue to hold scandal-hit companies, and consumers continue to buy convenience. If the fundamentals remain attractive, just how much does good governance matter?
Corporate governance has become an increasingly contradictory conversation. A year after the Hong Kong Stock Exchange finally bowed to pressure to allow dual-class share structures in a bid to attract the tech giants it had in the past missed out on, ride-hailing firm Lyft was under pressure to abandon the proposed dual-class share structure it ultimately went public with. And even as the world’s largest institutional investors shine an ever-sharper spotlight on corporate governance and wider ESG
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