Financial Times: the CEOs delivering consistent shareholder returns

October 26, 2021

Kira Ciccarelli

“Activism changed in 2020-21,” said Dottie Schindlinger, executive director of the Diligent Institute, a think-tank focused on governance research. “While the number of shareholder activist campaigns declined, the success rate increased. In part, this is because there seems to be a new philosophy around activism — it’s not always about targeting specific individuals or even companies, but instead applying pressure across an industry to create change.”

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By Patrick Mathurin Senior Data Journalist, and Chris Campbell, Visual Journalist, Financial Times

About the author

Lead Research Specialist

Kira Ciccarelli is the Lead Research Specialist of the Diligent Institute, the modern governance think tank and global research arm of Diligent Corporation. In her role, Kira researches and produces high-level modern governance reports, blog articles and podcasts designed to inform director decision-making and highlight best practices.

Before joining Diligent, Kira worked in a variety of data-driven research roles, including analyzing global aid funds to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and compiling a meta-analysis of political experimental findings for the Analyst Institute. She holds a BA in Public Policy from the College of William & Mary.