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Jun 06, 2019

Who’s afraid of the big, bad governance wolf?

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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Garnet Roach

An award-winning journalist, Garnet Roach joined IR Magazine in October 2012, working on both the editorial and research sides of the publication. Prior to entering the world of investor relations, her freelance career covered a broad range of...