Activist share­hold­ers acquire sig­nif­i­cant stakes in pub­licly trad­ed com­pa­nies for many rea­sons: mak­ing short-term prof­its, increas­ing com­pa­nies’ prof­itabil­i­ty over the long-term, and chang­ing com­pa­nies’ poli­cies in order to com­port with the share­hold­ers’ social and envi­ron­men­tal goals. Not sur­pris­ing, giv­en these dis­parate moti­va­tions, activist investors are per­ceived by var­i­ous stake­hold­ers as threats to be avoid­ed, part of the cur­rent land­scape and pow­er­ful forces moti­vat­ing social respon­si­bil­i­ty. The sym­po­sium will allow reg­u­la­tors, attor­neys, aca­d­e­mics, and busi­ness lead­ers to share their unique views on this impor­tant aspect of mod­ern busi­ness and law.
Lis­ten to Audio:

Pan­el 1 — Share­hold­er Activism: Bird’s Eye-View
Pan­el 2 — Hot-But­ton Issues: How Should We Inter­pret the Cur­rent State of Play?
Pan­el 3 — Future of Share­hold­er Activism: Where Do We Go From Here?

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