Our engagement strategy prioritises having a positive impact over just redressing wrongs. Therefore where we prioritise engagements where we think we can have a better opportunity to obtain good results and we have allocated more time and resources to those. This means better quality engagements with fewer companies for longer periods of time and when possible whith other investors for more leverage. This also allows for more proactive engagement since our resources are not used on every controversial case (reactive engagement).
Engagement activities continue to be based on the Norwegian and Swedish Governance Codes, as well as the EU Shareholder Rights Directive. Storebrand is a member of the Norwegian Committee for Corporate Governance which outlines Best Practice for Norwegian companies and provides a solid basis for engagement.Our main form of active ownership is direct dialogue with companies alone or together with other investors, with a focus, but not exlcusively, in Norway and Sweden.
Storebrand also votes internaitonally through the ISS proxy voting platform.