ZKB's sustainable investment department (ESG-Solutions) actively considers the relevant ESG aspects in one-to-one meetings that are carried out with companies. The relevant ESG aspects are chosen in accordance with the sector exposure or regional exposure of a company. Additionally, the fund management company carries out the proxy voting activities for equities by a given policy.
The votes are casted by and in behalf of the fund management which is the legal owner of the shares. The fund management company tracks the proxy voting activities and reports on the activities. More information you can find on the internet: http://www.swisscanto.ch/voting
Please notice: We did change 2017 our voting policy and voting guidelines. The documents for 2016 are not any more available on our website.