Under our direction, third party partners across all our investments globally carry out proxy voting activities with the best interest of our clients in mind. Their respective voting guidelines address ESG risks and opportunities.
We outsource active engagement for our Ireland-based European investment strategies to BMO Global Asset Management through their responsible overlay (reo) service. This approach to engagement is based on constructive and confidential company dialogue and on building a relationship of trust, where over time we seek to gain a sound understanding of how companies manage the key ESG issues linked to their activities. We will encourage improvement in ESG management should they deem existing practices insufficient to respond to ESG risks and/or opportunities. Please see this URL also for a detailed description of our commitment to the Stewardship Code and how we conduct active engagement: https://seic.com/en-gb/about-us/corporate-profile/corporate-social-responsibility/stewardship-code