The shareholders have an interest in what the government does to corporations. Therefore they should have a voice (they pool that voice by investing in the corporation and using the corporation to combine their voices into one that is louder. That having been said, there should be no such thing as government "granting" a "right". That is what monarchies do. Republics use representatives to make laws for the orderly operation of society, but do not grant rights. Rights pre-exist governments. They are granted by God to every human equally. So this is not about rights, it is about a voice in government's operations. That is what our representatives are supposed to do. Speak for us. Too bad many don't,.