As a responsible asset manager, we consider it our duty to act as a good steward of capital on behalf of our clients through active ownership.
In our experience active engagement can help to encourage greater disclosure and positive long-term changes in the way businesses are run. Our experience has shown that these policies do have an impact on corporate behaviour.
We are realistic about our size and influence, and therefore focus our time on where we can have most impact on our priority objectives. The threat of climate change is top of that list, a subject we have engaged nearly 50 companies on in 2021 through collaborative engagements. We will continue to use our voting policy to support out engagement efforts.
Across our investments are stepping up our engagement with companies to encourage them to set Science Based Targets, in line with our new commitment to the Net Zero Asset Manager initiative.