Voting on women and pay at company AGMs

At the Central Finance Board I have been working on revising our AGM voting policy.  We have voted shares at company AGMs for many years, under templates I have written with colleagues.  Our latest move has been to take a firmer line in promoting the appointment of more women to boards, and alos encouraging companies to disclose their carbon emissions.

These measures are on top of a firm line we take on executive pay.  We also encourage companies to pay the living wage.

The Church Times covered the latest moves last week, here.
 

Stephen Beer, 18/06/2013


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Labour's 5 point plan for jobs & growth

A ready-reckoner

A £2 billion tax on bank bonuses to fund a real jobs guarantee

for all young people out of work for a year and build 25,000 more affordable homes.
 

Bringing forward long-term investment projects

schools, roads and transport - to get people back to work and strengthen our economy for the future.
 

Reversing the Tory-led Government's damaging VAT rise

now for a temporary period - a £450 boost for a couple with children - immediate help for our high streets and for struggling families and pensioners.
 

A one year cut in VAT to 5% on home improvements,

repairs and maintenance - to help homeowners and small businesses.
 

A one year national insurance tax break

for every small firm which takes on extra workers - helping small businesses to grow and create jobs.

Stephen Beer, 05/06/2013


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