Press Release: January 05, 2021
Share Index Registry Covid-19 Information
We implemented a work from home model early 2020 in the face of COVID-19, but we don’t anticipate being one of the first to return to offices.
We were uniquely positioned to respond quickly and allow folks to work from home given our emphasis on decentralization and supporting a distributed workforce capable of working from anywhere.
The past few months have proven we can make that work. So if our employees are in a role and situation that enables them to work from home and they want to continue to do so forever, we will make that happen. If not, our offices will be their warm and welcoming selves, with some additional precautions, when we feel it’s safe to return.
Here’s how we’re thinking about the next few months:
New guidance for holding successful AGMs & Company Events during COVID-19
With the global pandemic of COVID-19 continuing to impact businesses, there have been ongoing conversations between key industry groups about how annual general meeting (AGMs) should function with the 'Stay at Home' measures and limit on gatherings of more than two people.
The Chartered Governance Institute and other market stakeholders have been exploring alternative solutions to prioritise the public’s safety, whilst still allowing companies to meet their legal obligations and get the necessary shareholder permissions and authorities.
As a result, The Chartered Governance Institute has published some revised guidance to help companies who have an AGM coming up. The UK Government has indicated that it will deliver legislation to support these emergency measures on the operation of company general meetings - we will keep you informed when we know more details and in the event that similar measures are being considered in other countries.
When holding your AGM, you can now:
What is a hybrid meeting?
A hybrid meeting allows your shareholders to participate remotely so they can be fully engaged throughout your meeting. The benefits include: