We will strive to write to domestic companies soon after investing to inform them of our values, ethical investment policy, and voting policy and guidelines. Throughout the voting season, U Ethical will aim to engage with companies as and when we feel that we can genuinely effect positive change.
Board diversity - Whilst our board diversity expectations are not explicitly outlined in the voting policy, diversity is a material factor to U Ethical which we champion in our advocacy efforts. We will use our power as shareholders to vote and engage with companies who do not meet the ACSI recommended 30% female diversity threshold, following the process outlined in our engagement principles.
Shareholder resolutions – U Ethical votes all shareholder resolutions, considering each on a case by case basis in relation to the U Ethical values and ensuring they are in the best interests of our clients. Where votes are cast against management, U Ethical will aim to write to the company to outline our votes cast, and why.