FT, 13 May 2022, Don’t dismiss Aviva’s sexist AGM as a one-off

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The FT covers the unacceptable behaviour of a wayward attendee at the Aviva AGM and quotes ShareSoc’s Director Cliff Weight.

ShareSoc is appalled at the misogynistic comments directed at the Aviva CEO, Amanda Blanc, but is concerned that a narrative may being created that could result in the lessening of individual investors key role in holding Boards to account at AGMs. The vast majority of individual investors attending AGMs do nor behave like this. We do however, have positive expectations of the FRC’s forthcoming guidance on AGMs and how they are run.