Assessing and engaging in ESG issues is becoming increasingly important in the investment industry, and CRUX is committed to being part of this change. By taking an active approach towards ESG issues, we aim to further protect our clients’ interests and make a positive impact to society at large. As active investors, we recognise our responsibility to make considered use of voting rights. CRUX is striving to improve our voting, and have recently developed and adopted our voting policy, therefore the voting percentage reflected in this reporting period is merely a base year rate. Now that our voting is fully integrated into our investment process, this figure is likely to substantially increase and we expect to have improved our proxy voting for the next reporting period. CRUX now aims to vote on all management advised proxy votes using the Broadridge ProxyEdge system, which we have done since the start of 2020.