Matarin has joined the 2020 Non-Discloser campaign with CDP - it is our intent to initially take on the role of co-signatory for our holdings.
In the equity markets, shareholder action through proxies can be the most direct way to have impact on a firm's business practices. All proxies voted by Matarin on behalf of its clients are voted based upon ESG standards, through our proxy-voting partner, Glass Lewis which is partnered with Sustainalytics for ESG research. Our ESG proxy guidelines focus on sustainable business practices such as ESG disclosure, risk mitigation and good governance. While Glass Lewis’s policies determine the vote, we have the ability to override any such vote if we don’t feel it is consistent with our own ESG principals.