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Harvard University Endowment

PRI reporting framework 2018

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Process

LEA 16. Typical approach to (proxy) voting decisions

16.1. Indicate how you typically make your (proxy) voting decisions.

Approach

Based on

16.2. Provide an overview of how you ensure your voting policy is adhered to, giving details of your approach when exceptions to the policy are made (if applicable).

As noted above, HMC determines how to cast votes related to governance. HMC has a Proxy Voting Policy for governance-related proposals and integrates that policy into HMC's automated research and proxy voting system.  This system helps ensure that HMC votes proxies in a more consistent manner.  Exceptions to the Proxy Voting Policy for governance-related proposals must be approved by ther Chief Compliance Officer.

16.3. Additional information.[Optional]


LEA 17. Percentage of voting recommendations reviewed (Not Applicable)


LEA 18. Confirmation of votes (Not Completed)


LEA 19. Securities lending programme (Private)


LEA 20. Informing companies of the rationale of abstaining/voting against management

New selection options have been added to this indicator. Please review your prefilled responses carefully.

20.1. Indicate whether you or the service providers acting on your behalf raise any concerns with companies ahead of voting

20.2. Indicate whether you and/or the service provider(s) acting on your behalf, communicate the rationale to companies, when , you abstain or vote against management recommendations.

20.3. Additional information. [Optional]

The CCSR, which determines how HMC votes on social and environmental proposals, publishes an annual report that is public and explains the rationale for the votes. The public report is available on the CCSR website (https://www.harvard.edu/shareholder-responsibility-committees). On occasion, the CCSR may write directly to a company to convey further information about its views on a particular issue.


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