Environmental, Social and Governance


Asset Stewardship

Built for Impact: Proactively using our voice and our vote to make a measurable difference around the globe.


Fearless Girl's Impact, Since March 2017

Concluding its third year, the Fearless Girl campaign continues to drive impact globally. 


1,384

Companies were identified through the campaign for lacking gender diversity at the board level


681

Companies added a female director


6

Companies committed to add a female director in the near term

Our stewardship program is designed to have an impact. Through strong engagement, voting and thought leadership, we have seen companies respond to our calls to action to enhance diversity at the board level and improve disclosure on their sustainability practices.

Fearless Girl ignited a global conversation about the power of women in leadership and inspired companies around the world to add women to their boards.

Learn More About Fearless Girl


Our Core Beliefs

State Street Global Advisors’ mission is to invest responsibly in order to enable prosperity and social progress. Our ESG beliefs are central to this mission and encompass the following tenets:


Our stewardship role in global capital markets extends beyond proxy voting and engagement with issuer companies.


Our approach to stewardship is designed to have an impact through thought leadership, engagement, proxy voting and client disclosure.


Companies embracing Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) best practice have strong, effective independent boards and incorporate sustainability into their long-term strategy across these two issues.


Reports & Proxy Voting Guidelines

As one of the world’s largest asset managers, we represent near-permanent capital and actively engage with our portfolio companies to promote long-term value of our clients' investments.

Annual Stewardship Report

In-depth review of our annual stewardship activities, highlighting year-to-date progress, and identifying key focus areas into 2020.

Sector Highlights


Insights

Our stewardship program utilizes a risk-based approach to identify material ESG thematic topics deemed to have the most material impacts on the long-term value of our portfolio companies.


Media Highlights


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.


Matthew DiGuiseppe, Vice President and Head of State Street Global Advisors Americas Asset Stewardship team, recently discussed the Investor Stewardship Group’s goals and what they mean for corporate boards. 


Rakhi discusses State Street Global Advisors unique approach to asset stewardship, including how we prioritize and engage with companies on a number of Environmental, Social and Governance themes.


Rakhi Kumar highlights the importance of board members understanding how they are being evaluated on ESG dimensions.


Meet the Team

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Rakhi Kumar
Chief Strategist ESG and Asset Stewardship

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Rob Walker
Global Co-Head of the Asset Stewardship

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Benjamin Colton
Global Co-Head of the Asset Stewardship


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