Provide an overview of how you ensure that your agreed-upon voting policy is adhered to, giving details of your approach when exceptions to the policy are made.
The PM on each mandate leads constructive discussions on any voting decisions that are not considered normal (i.e. appointing auditors), with the CIO and general investment team. Together a consensus is formed and vote cast.
This year we hired ISS to provide research and help support our own research in voting decisions.