Triodos Investment Management votes at all Annual General Meetings whenever this is technically possible. For proxy voting advice we make use of the services of Pensions Investment Research Consultants (PIRC) that tailors its advice to the Triodos proxy voting guidelines. The guidelines have been influenced by Triodos Bank's vision for a sustainable society and Triodos Investment Management's sustainable investment criteria. All investee companies are informed about voting decisions in order to stimulate awareness of the Triodos Bank vision and Triodos Investment Management's sustainable investment criteria, and to help the companies improve their sustainability performance.
As a final engagement instrument Triodos Investment Management may (co-)file a shareholder resolution focusing on weak aspects of sustainability performance, on behalf of the SRI funds. Where this is already taking place, for example in the US, initiatives from other investors that ask for more sustainable behaviour from the company involved will be actively supported. This instrument will only be used when dialogue with management has proven to be unsuccessful in the past. In 2017 we have not (co-)filed any resolutions.