As a fiduciary investor, we work on hehalf of our clients, the asset owners.
Enganging With Companies
We emphasize direct dialogue with companies on governance issues that have a material impact on sustainable long-term financial performance.
Using Our Vote
We perform independent research and analysis, carefully arriving at proxy vote decisions, including the re-election of directors, that are consistent with our voting guidelines and that we believe are in the best long-term economic interest of our clients.
Promoting Thought Leadership
We engage on public policy issues and participate in market-level dialogue to contribute to the development of policies and practices that support stwardship, long-term investing and sustainable shareholder returns.
Our ESG approach to equity investing
We believe that ESG factors are financially material and can impact a company’s performance – either positively or negatively. Understanding ESG risks and opportunities, alongside other financial metrics, is therefore an intrinsic part of our research process.
We actively engage with the companies in which we invest. We combine information from these meetings with the insights of our investment managers, ESG equity analysts and central ESG investment team. This comprehensive approach means we can build a richer, more holistic view of each company. It also means we can consistently evaluate one company against another.
This approach is all part of our responsible stewardship of our clients’ assets – helping us mitigate risks, unlock opportunities and enhance long-term returns.