Environmental, Social and Governance

Asset Stewardship

Guided by a mission to invest responsibly to enable economic prosperity and social progress, our asset stewardship program is focused on using our voice and our vote to make a measurable difference around the world. Central to this work is our conviction in the importance of ESG, built on the following principles:





Annual Asset Stewardship Report


March 2021


Our Guidance


View all of our voting guidelines and expectations.


Leadership Team


Benjamin Colton

Global Co-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.


Robert Walker

Global Co-Head of Asset Stewardship

Robert 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 joining the firm in 2017, Robert was Director for Social and Governance Research at HSBC Bank plc.


Contact Us


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


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