Annual Stewardship Report 2017

We are pleased to present our Annual Stewardship Report, which showcases some of the work we undertook in 2017. Now in its fourth year of implementation, our revised stewardship program allows us to proactively monitor and report the impacts we have in improving environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices in our portfolio companies globally. These efforts are aimed at promoting long-term sustainable returns. Through strong engagement, voting and thought leadership, we have seen companies respond to our calls to action to enhance diversity at the board level, strengthen board leadership and improve disclosure on their sustainability practices.

We are particularly pleased with the success we have had with our Fearless Girl gender  diversity campaign, which called on more than 700 companies in Australia, the UK and the US with no women on their boards to add at least one woman. Within just a year, more than 20 percent of the companies responded to our call by adding a woman to their board.



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Stewardship Contacts

Rakhi Kumar
Senior Managing Director,
Head of ESG Investments and Asset Stewardship
rakhi_kumar@ssga.com
+1 617 664 5556

Robert Walker
Managing Director,
Head of EMEA Asset Stewardship
robert_walker@ssga.com
+44 (0)20 3395 6760

Matt DiGuiseppe
Vice President,
Head of Americas Asset Stewardship
matthew_diguiseppe@ssga.com
+1 617 664 5056

Benjamin Colton

Vice President,
Head of APAC Asset Stewardship
Benjamin_colton@ssga.com
+1 617 662 2875


Caitlin Mcsherry

Assistant Vice President
Asset Stewardship
Caitlin_Mcsherry@ssga.com
+16176645387


Michael Younis

Assistant Vice President
Asset Stewardship
Michael_Younis@ssga.com
+1 617 664 4632


Philip Vernardis

Assistant Vice President
Asset Stewardship
Philip_Vernardis@ssga.com
+442033956447


Maher Colaylat

Senior Associate
Asset Stewardship
Maher_Colaylat@ssga.com
Office: +1 617 664 4434

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