Guided by a mission to invest responsibly to enable economic prosperity and social progress, our asset stewardship program is focused on using our voice and our vote to make a measurable difference around the world. Central to this work is our conviction in the importance of ESG, built on the following principles:
Our stewardship role in global capital markets extends beyond proxy voting and engagement with issuer companies.
Our approach to stewardship is designed to have an impact through thought leadership, engagement, proxy voting and client disclosure.
Companies embracing Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) best practice have strong, effective independent boards and incorporate sustainability into their long-term strategy across these two issues.
Global Head of Asset Stewardship, Voting & Engagement
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.
Robert 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 joining the firm in 2017, Robert was Director for Social and Governance Research at HSBC Bank plc.
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