How conscious investors can turn up the heat and make companies change
In a talk that’s equal parts funny and urgent, consultant Vinay Shandal shares stories of the world’s top activist investors, showing how individuals and institutions can take a page from their playbook and put pressure on companies to drive positive change. “It’s your right to have your money managed in line with your values,” Shandal says. “Use your voice, and trust that it matters.”
About The Speaker Vinay Shandal. Investor agitator
BCG’s Vinay Shandal is passionate about the role of capital in creating impact.
Why you should listen…
A Partner in The Boston Consulting Group’s Toronto office, Vinay Shandal leads BCG’s Principal Investors and Private Equity practice in Canada. He also helps lead the global efforts on shareholder activism, a topic for which he developed passion while at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. Before becoming a consultant, Shandal practised corporate law in New York and clerked at the Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa.
Shandal has co-authored numerous BCG and other publications on various aspects of investing, shareholder activism and the role of capital in driving better societal outcomes.
As a leader at BCG’s Centre for Canada’s Future, Shandal is also invested in keeping tabs on and tackling some of the country’s most pressing issues. He is a board member of Capitalize 4 Kids, a nonprofit that aims to solve the toughest challenges in children’s brain health and mental health. In his work, Shandal is most passionate about the role of capital in creating impact and most inspired by his wife, Christina, who is a respected social activist.
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