Environmental, Social and Governance

Asset Stewardship

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

Climate Stewardship at State Street Global Advisors

Climate change has been a core theme of State Street Global Advisors stewardship actvities since 2014.

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.

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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.

Leadership Team

Benjamin Colton

Global Head of Asset Stewardship

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