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Twitter will soon be without the benefits – and problems – of a public board of directors. A-Digit/DigitalVision Vectors via Getty Images

Elon Musk won’t have a board to watch him when he takes Twitter private – does that matter?

Musk’s tweets badgering Twitter’s board raised important corporate governance questions about a board’s purpose and whether its members should own shares in the company they oversee.
Large shareholders are increasingly being criticised for not pressuring company boards enough to be more socially and environmentally responsible. Daniel Pockett/AAP

Shareholder activism sounds good, but it can’t change much

Don’t expect institutional investors to become activists for change to make corporations more responsible. More direct approaches are urgently needed.

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