It’s hard to describe the energy and activity at Davos. So much of what happens here comes from the spontaneous connections around the official agenda.
It’s also good to see some old friends and business colleagues in this new setting!
Today, before a series of meetings with CEOs of JLL clients and prospects, I attended a session of company Chairmen discussing shareholder activism. The bottom line: Shareholders are increasingly focused on the quality of corporate governance and expect to interact directly with the Board. And when there are concerns about the company, activists use the press more effectively than do their corporate targets.
With activist shareholders in the ascendancy again, useful food for thought!