What to Expect from AGMs in 2021

Ethnic and gender representation in boardrooms, climate change and executive pay will all be key issues at this year's company meetings

James Gard 24 February, 2021 | 9:36AM

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Ethnic diversity in UK boardrooms is likely to be a key focus of this year’s annual general meeting season (AGM), according to trade body the Investment Association (IA).

For the first time, its corporate governance research arm IVIS will issue an “amber” warning to FTSE 350 companies that do not disclose the ethnic makeup of their board. The IA flags up company issues according to colours: blue indicates no major concerns, amber highlights a significant issue, while red flags up a breach of best practice or IA guidelines.

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