Shareholder Engagement or Activism ?

  Continuing from my last post ‘ Is shareholder engagement good for companies? ’,  here we look at the scope of shareholders engagement and different approaches to shareholder engagement. What is the scope of shareholder engagement? Shareholders have a legitimate role in areas pertaining to: Corporate Strategy – such as mergers, diversification, restructuring, non core… Read More Shareholder Engagement or Activism ?

Is shareholder engagement good for companies?

  Shareholder activism has increased significantly in the last few years, particularly after the financial crisis of 2008. However, it has since then been a debatable topic, as it is difficult to quantify “appropriate” level of shareholder engagement, which is desirable for achieving effective governance, while adding to business value. Quite often there is an… Read More Is shareholder engagement good for companies?

Companies Bill 2012– Giving Voice to Minority Investors in India

  The passing of The Companies Bill 2012 by Rajya Sabha on 8th August,2013,  is a step forward towards transformation in the corporate governance practices of the country. The new bill that requires President’s assent for it to become law, replaces the Companies Act of 1956. The bill, when enacted will bring in reforms to… Read More Companies Bill 2012– Giving Voice to Minority Investors in India

Changing Global Energy Landscape with US Shale Gas – Part I

In the year 2009, United States surpassed Russia to become the world’s leader in natural gas production, with production continuing to increase to 80 billion cubic feet/day in 2012. U.S. natural gas reserves are at their highest point since 1971, and year-on-year reserve additions doubled from 2010 to 2011, as a result of shale production.… Read More Changing Global Energy Landscape with US Shale Gas – Part I