As your investment manager, we represent you at company meetings and use our shareholder voting rights to advocate for triple bottom line values (people, planet, profit) as per our proxy voting policy. We also engage with the companies the Schemes invest in to campaign for human rights, labour rights, anti-corruption, and the environment.
Voting for triple bottom line values
We have a socially responsible proxy voting policy and vote on all shareholdings*.
Our policy emphasises triple bottom line values (people, planet, profit) and we generally vote in support of social, workforce, and environmental shareholder proposals. This enables us to promote good corporate citizenship while enhancing long-term shareholder and stakeholder value.
In practice, this means we:
- Generally, support social and environmental shareholder proposals (~87% of the time)
- Generally, support shareholder proposals on governance (~93% of the time)
Engaging with the companies you own
We engage with companies you invest in to campaign for human rights, labour rights, anti-corruption, and the environment*.
Over 100 companies are identified and engaged with each year in collaboration with other investment managers. Working with others enables us to leverage the collective shareholder influence of numerous investors and achieve greater impact than we could on our own.
* Proxy voting and collaborative engagement activity is executed on our behalf by Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) according to our instructions.