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 – which benefit our clients. We believe that engagement is generally more effective than exclusion – although divestment can be a last resort.
Stewardship is part of the six pillars of our sustainable investor approach, and fully embedded in our Global Sustainability Strategy.
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Our Stewardship approach is three-fold
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 as of 31 December 2022
ESG = Environmental, Social and Governance
Past performance is not indicative of current or future performance.
Any views expressed here are those of the author as of the date of publication, based on available information, and subject to change without notice. This material does not constitute investment advice.
Investments are subject to market fluctuations and the risks inherent in investments in securities. The value of investments and the income they generate may go down as well as up and it is possible that investors will not recover their initial investment. There is no guarantee that the performance objective will be achieved.
Investing in emerging markets, or specialised or restricted sectors is likely to be subject to a higher-than-average volatility due to a high degree of concentration, greater uncertainty because less information is available, there is less liquidity or due to greater sensitivity to changes in market conditions (social, political and economic conditions).