Groupama AM has fully integrated its engagement approach into its ESG strategy. Shareholder engagement constitutes a natural extension of ESG analysis and is an effective way to implement the ESG criteria in investment decisions. The group's committed approach focuses on three areas:
1. Direct and recurrent dialogue with issuing companies via:
Meetings with the senior management of the main European quoted companies
Engaging with companies concerned by controversies.
2. A stringent voting policy, which has been in place since 2001, combined with the possibility of discussing draft resolutions presented at General Meetings with the companies.
3. Participation in collaborative initiatives:
Guided by the PRI as part of the collaborative engagement platform
Shareholders resolutions files
In 2019 we improve our engagement collaborative process. We defined three objectives and three priority areas of our shareholders commitment. A methodology for selecting, validating and implementing each collaborative commitment was reinforced. Each initiative should meet at least one of our objective and possibly match with at least one of our priority area. In the end, each new commitment must be signed directly by our CEO.