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Asset Stewardship

We actively engage with companies on a range of important governance and sustainability issues to ensure our portfolios are focused on long-term value creation.

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Annual Stewardship Report 2017

Annual Stewardship Report 2017

Our Annual Stewardship Report showcases some of the work we undertook in 2017 to enhance diversity at the board level, strengthen board leadership and improve disclosure on sustainability practices.

Index Funds Must be Activists to Serve Investors

Index Funds Must be Activists to Serve Investors

Cyrus Taraporevala pens op-ed in Financial Times reiterating our commitment to long-term value creation on behalf of clients.

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Stewardship and ESG

Sustainability

Incorporating Sustainability into Long-Term Strategy: In an age of rapid technological change, companies must articulate strategies around both good governance and talent development.

ESG Investing Solutions

Managing more than $176 billion in ESG assets, we draw on a rich heritage of helping investors meet their ESG objectives.

Board Accountability in Europe

Board accountability is fundamental to strong corporate governance.

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Fearless Girl

Fearless Girl

Change is possible when we stand fearless.

Guidelines and Attributes for Effective Independent Board Leadership.

Board Leadership Guidelines

Guidelines and Attributes for Effective Independent Board Leadership.

Designed to Protect Long Term Shareholder Interests

Designed to Protect Long Term Shareholder Interests

The crucial role of activists in bringing positive change to underperforming companies.

Guidance on Enhancing Gender Diversity on Boards

Guidance on Enhancing Gender Diversity on Boards

Gender diversity is one dimension out of many that we consider when evaluating board quality.

Transparency in Pay Evaluation

Transparency in Pay Evaluation

Adopting abstain as a vote option on management compensation resolutions to increase transparency.

The Evolution of SEC Disclosure

The Evolution of SEC Disclosure

SSGA is a strong supporter of the principles of good stewardship that are embodied in the Framework for Promoting Long-Term Value Creation for US Companies.