Storebrand is involved in direct voting activities in the Norwegian and Swedish market, primarily on governance, climate change and transparency issues.
For international proxy voting, we use ISS Voting Services. We have our own voting policy that mostly corresponds with ISS' Sustainability Voting Policy. In 2019 we voted differently from ISS' recommendation on 15 issues as their recommendation deviated from our own policy. For background and facts on different agenda items we mainly use ISS' research reports, also when we disagree on their recommendation.
In 2019 we voted on approximately 150 meetings, we aim to significantly increase this number in 2020.