The EU's Shareholder Empowerment Model in the Context of the Sustainable Companies Agenda

European Company Law Volume 11 Issue 2

University of Oslo Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 2014-06

5 Pages Posted: 25 Apr 2014 Last revised: 2 Jul 2014

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Blanaid J. Clarke

Trinity College Dublin - School of Law

Date Written: April 24, 2014

Abstract

This article examines the current EU company law policy promoting shareholder engagement in the context of the Sustainable Companies Agenda. It suggests that affording greater power to shareholders and encouraging greater engagement may not advance the Agenda unless shareholders anticipate a direct personal financial benefit. The article also raises the possibility that such a policy could impede progress by the adoption by shareholders of a short-termist approach to the company’s operations.

Suggested Citation

Clarke, Blanaid J., The EU's Shareholder Empowerment Model in the Context of the Sustainable Companies Agenda (April 24, 2014). European Company Law Volume 11 Issue 2, University of Oslo Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 2014-06, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2428723

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