Stewardship: a future maker in action
We are committed to being a “future maker”, using our investments and our influence towards companies and policy makers, to advocate for a low-carbon, environmentally sustainable and inclusive economy.
This is why we use stewardship – proxy voting, company engagement and public policy advocacy – to encourage companies and policy makers to improve their performance and accountability on sustainability topics. This helps us in better managing ESG risks in the near and long-term, enhances our knowledge and understanding as an investor, and creates positive externalities – all of which benefit our clients. We believe that engagement is generally more effective than exclusion – although divestment can be a last resort.
A priority for us as part of our ongoing dialogue with the companies in which we invest is to promote good governance practices.
Engagement related to voting
Engagement linked to ESG performance
Active engagement with regulators helps to shape the markets in which we invest and the rules that guide and govern company behaviour.
Our key figures for 2021
Management resolutions opposed
– Executive salaries
– Board composition
– Proxies on capital