The Unilever headquarters in London on October 5. The consumer giant ditched its plan to move its main headquarters from London to Rotterdam after a revolt by shareholders. Photo: AFP
Stephen Vines
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The View by Stephen Vines

Unilever’s David vs Goliath battle was a victory for minority shareholders, but was it the best outcome?

Stephen Vines says while shareholders’ quest for short-term profit is understandable, the long-term well-being of the company, as well as the greater public good, could at stake

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The Unilever headquarters in London on October 5. The consumer giant ditched its plan to move its main headquarters from London to Rotterdam after a revolt by shareholders. Photo: AFP
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