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Activist Investors Must Disrupt Corporate Business As Usual

Activist Investors Must Disrupt Corporate Business As Usual
Above Photo: Shironosov / iStock / Getty Images Plus Once known by terms like “asset strippers” or “corporate raiders,” activist investors — shareholders who take large stakes in a company and pressure or replace its management in order to raise share prices — have now entered the mainstream and are spreading like wildfire. Hundreds of companies are being singled out by activist investors, who are hungrily adding European firms to their ... Read more

We’re Winning In The Fight Against Corporate Courts And Toxic Trade Deals

We’re Winning In The Fight Against Corporate Courts And Toxic Trade Deals
Above Photo: From waronwant.org In recent weeks two EU court rulings and a decision taken by Ecuador to scrap its investment treaties have dealt a heavy blow to secretly negotiated, corporate trade deals. The events have proved a major boost to social movements resisting these toxic deals in the UK and around the world, as part of a wider fight for trade justice and democracy. Growing opposition to ‘corporate courts’ The decisions have ... Read more