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Large shareholders are increasingly being criticised for not pressuring company boards enough to be more socially and environmentally responsible. Daniel Pockett/AAP

Shareholder activism might sound good, but it’s delusional to think it will change anything much

Don't expect institutional investors to become activists for change to make corporations more responsible. More direct approaches are urgently needed.
Executive pay is an issue that often causes public uproar. But it’s not as greed-driven as we might think. Razvan Chisu/Unsplash

The uproar over executive pay isn’t entirely warranted

High CEO compensation angers the public, particularly when it doesn't seemed tied to performance. But as a whole, trends in executive compensation are consistent with fundamental economic forces.
Shareholders might be less likely to expect tax avoidance and may be pushing companies to pay their fair share. JONO SEARLE/AAP

Companies that pay more tax deliver shareholders better returns: new study

Shareholders appear to achieve greater returns from corporations which are less aggressive tax planners and pay a greater percentage of tax, according to a new pilot study.

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