Asset Stewardship


We utilize our Asset Stewardship program to engage with investee companies to seek long-term value and mitigate risk to our clients’ portfolios.


Our Approach


We use our stewardship tools to engage with investee companies on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues to seek long-term value. Through engagements, proxy voting, and thought leadership, we take an outcome-oriented approach to managing ESG risks and opportunities to our investments.


Pillars of Our Program





Current Stewardship Priorities


Our stewardship program is anchored in three distinct pillars of ESG and their intersections.

We regularly identify thematic focus areas that guide our proxy voting and engagement efforts. Within these focus areas, we elevate outcome-oriented stewardship priorities each year based on factors including client demand, stakeholder interest, market trends, and financial materiality, among others.


Our Guidance


View all of our voting guidelines and expectations.


Leadership


Benjamin Colton

Global Head of Asset Stewardship

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.


More on Asset Stewardship


For questions or any further information on our stewardship program, please email the Governance Team at State Street Global Advisors.