KHAYA GOBODO: Why and how passive investors become active owners
Investors have the right to evaluate an investee company to see if its operations and strategies align with their values and goals
The ever-widening gap between corporate leaders and their employees, citizens and their governments is of increasing concern. Much of SA’s economic growth depends on ethical leaders serving the interests of ordinary people, advancing high levels of governance and quelling corruption. This is where responsible investors have a critical role to play.
Whenever governance failures are exposed leadership is often found wanting and investors are left vulnerable. However, what is important to remember is that investors also have agency they can use to enhance accountability and promote better leadership...