We focus on three areas that we view as being long-term, widespread business challenges and, therefore, a natural fit for an investor with an investment horizon that stretches forward many decades, including: climate change and water, human rights, and shareholder rights, i.e. board composition, voting rights and executive compensation.
With these broad priorities established, we can identify targets for engagement through an annual portfolio assessment, which includes a review of the ESG performance of our top holdings. In addition, while conducting proxy voting duties, we actively track companies with which we plan to follow up based on our research and voting decisions.
Outside of proactive engagements, we also meet with companies' management and raise ESG issues.