Stewardship and ESG
As active owners, we engage with our portfolio companies on issues that impact value creation over the long term.
Incorporating Sustainability into Long-Term Strategy: In an age of rapid technological change, companies must articulate strategies around both good governance and talent development.
Managing more than $176 billion in ESG assets, we draw on a rich heritage of helping investors meet their ESG objectives.
Snap Inc.’s decision to go public with only non-voting shares set a new precedent and quickly reignited debate about unequal voting share structures and the implications for shareholder rights.
The crucial role of activists in bringing positive change to underperforming companies.
Gender diversity is one dimension out of many that we consider when evaluating board quality.
Guidance for directors on ways to identify and mitigate reputational risk in pay.
South Korean stocks appear to offer compelling value, but family owned conglomerates present governance challenges.
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.
Compliance and Regulatory Responses
SSGA's Statement on the UK Stewardship Code
SSGA's Response to HKEx New Board Concept
Response to Corporate Governance Reform
Statement on SSGA’s Adherence to the US Stewardship Principles
SSGA's Fixed Income Stewardship Program
2017 Proxy Voting and Engagement Guidelines: Australia and New Zealand
2017 Proxy Voting and Engagement Guidelines: Rest of the World
2017 Proxy Voting and Engagement Guidelines: Europe
2017 Proxy Voting and Engagement Guidelines: Japan
2017 Proxy Voting and Engagement Guidelines: UK and Ireland
2017 Proxy Voting and Engagement Guidelines: United States
2017 Global Proxy Voting and Engagement Principles
Summary of Material Changes to SSGA’s 2017 Proxy Voting and Engagement Principles and Market Specific Guidelines
SSGA's Issuer Engagement Protocol
Managing Conflicts of Interest Arising from SSGA’s Proxy Voting and Engagement Activities