We believe ongoing dialogue and engagement with companies and issuers are stronger tools then exclusion when seeking long-term, sustainable results. Based on learnings from our monitoring process, our investment professionals engage with management teams to understand their goals. Building long-standing relations gives us an opportunity to positively shape and lead industry standards. And as a large, active asset manager, we can adjust our investment decisions based on our findings.
Proxy voting is integral to our role as investment stewards. Our investment professionals are central to determining votes, supported by a specialist Governance and Proxy (GAP) team. Read our proxy voting policies and procedures to learn more.
Our approach to investment stewardship applies to our own business practices and is implemented globally. Beyond our direct engagement with individual companies, we join international agreements and industry initiatives that address ESG themes and focus on improving our communities and environment.