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.
Cyrus Taraporevala pens op-ed in Financial Times reiterating our commitment to long-term value creation on behalf of clients.
Stewardship and ESG
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.
Board accountability is fundamental to strong corporate governance.
Change is possible when we stand fearless.
Guidelines and Attributes for Effective Independent Board Leadership.
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.
Adopting abstain as a vote option on management compensation resolutions to increase transparency.
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 Response to ASX's Consultation
SSGA Response to HSCI's Consultation
SSGA Response to FRC Proposed Revisions to the UK Corporate Governance Code
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
Statement of Commitment to the FX Global Code
FSMB - Adherence to Standards
2018 Proxy Voting and Engagement Guidelines: Australia and New Zealand
2018 Proxy Voting and Engagement Guidelines: Europe
2018 Proxy Voting and Engagement Guidelines: Japan
2018 Proxy Voting and Engagement Guidelines: UK and Ireland
2018 Proxy Voting and Engagement Guidelines: North America (United States & Canada)
2018 Proxy Voting and Engagement Guidelines: Rest of the World
2018 Global Proxy Voting and Engagement Principles
Summary of Material Changes to SSGA’s 2018 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