Our Responsible Investment Committee is in charge of determining the company policy on ESG issues as well as promoting value creation among investee companies, and also supervising the ESG related activities of the investment and research department. It is the highest decision making entity focused on stewardship related activities including proxy voting and engagement (i.e. purposeful dialogue with investees).
Members of the Committee comprise mainly individuals who are in charge of investments such as equities and fixed income, as well as those in charge of client management, to discuss varied viewpoints and to make decisions in a fair and neutral manner. Outside directors participate in the Committee also, helping to improve oversight and provide sufficient attention to achieve a more transparent decision making process including avoiding conflicts of interests.