"The Shareholder Commons, a non-profit advocacy group, has helped to organise a number of the resolutions at annual meetings designed to persuade food companies to limit antibiotic use, while the Cambridge Universal Owners group, established by pension fund leaders and academics at the university, aims to enlist pension and endowment funds in the fight against AMR. 

Belinda Bell, from the Finance for Environmental and Social Systemic Change Centre, which convenes the Cambridge group, said collated data suggested that voting against directors could lead to change even in cases where the vote failed to pass. “We’re seeing a lot more voting against directors at this AGM season and we’ll be seeing more,” she said."

 

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