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Asset Stewardship

We utilize our Asset Stewardship program to engage with investee companies to seek long-term value and mitigate risk to our clients’ portfolios.

Our Approach

We use our stewardship tools to engage with investee companies on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues to seek long-term value. Through engagements, proxy voting, and thought leadership, we take an outcome-oriented approach to managing ESG risks and opportunities to our investments.

Pillars of Our Program

Current Stewardship Priorities

Our team’s efforts are anchored in stewardship priorities — broad topics that we focus on over multiple years to create long-term value for our clients. We regularly review our stewardship priorities to ensure that our interactions with companies remain effective and meaningful.

Learn more about our climate stewardship efforts.

Our Guidance

View all of our voting guidelines and expectations.

Annual Asset Stewardship Report

Proxy Voting Choice

Media Highlights


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Benjamin Colton

Global Head of Asset Stewardship

Benjamin and his colleagues are responsible for developing and implementing our global proxy voting policies and guidelines across all investment strategies and managing our proxy voting activities and issuer engagements on ESG issues. Prior to Ben’s current role, he was the Asset Stewardship’s team Head of Asia Pacific based in Tokyo, Japan.

More on Asset Stewardship

For questions or any further information on our stewardship program, please email the Governance Team at State Street Global Advisors.