As of May 6, the total number of global shareholder meetings that will be virtual-only stood at 3,526 (+549 since April 29). By comparison, that number stood at 286 for all of calendar 2019.
As represented in the map below, the total number of cancelled or postponed meetings stood at 2,344 (+191 since April 29).
Stay up to date on the latest through ISS Governance’s online COVID-19 Resource Center. Explore a complete, searchable collection of all companies that are hosting virtual meetings; interact with the maps noting the count of virtual as well as cancelled and postponed shareholder meetings across a selection of global capital markets for which information is available; and access additional resources including recent ISS papers on regulatory changes across major markets for convening annual shareholder meetings, and analyses of the ESG impacts on certain sectors.
By Maura Souders, ISS Communications