We are pleased to present our Annual Stewardship Report, which showcases some of the work we undertook in 2018 and the first half of 2019. Now in its fifth year of implementation, our revised stewardship program allows us to proactively monitor and report the impacts we have in improving environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices in our portfolio companies globally. These efforts are aimed at promoting long-term sustainable returns. Through strong engagement, voting and thought leadership, we have seen companies respond to our calls to action to enhance diversity at the board level, strengthen board leadership and improve disclosure on their sustainability practices.
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