HESTA engages with public policy makers, regulators and standard setters on ESG and other matters to protect or enhance the long-term value of our investments through our expert third-party engagement service providers. For engagement internationally we have appointed Hermes Equities Ownership Services (EOS) and for engagement in Australia we have appointed the Australian Council of Superannuation Investors (ACSI) and Regnan - Governance Research & Engagement.
During the reporting year, HESTA contributed to the development of EOS', ACSI's and Regnan's Public Policy Engagement Plans. We also reviewed the progress of these Plans quarterly. During the reporting year, EOS, ACSI and Regnan contributed to the development of policy and best practice on a range of ESG issues and other matters through:
* Meeting with public policy makers, regulators and standard setters.
* Preparing a number of submissions to governments, regulators or standard setters
Some of the issues engaged on were:
Modern Slavery & supply chains, Climate Policy, Role of proxy providers and shareholder resolutions in the US marketplace, Corporate governance, Culture, Capital Raising Practices and Strategic human capital.