Our investment agent, BCI, focuses on three areas that we view as being long-term, widespread business challenges and, therefore, a natural fit for an investor with an investment horizon that stretches forward many decades, including: climate change and water, human rights, and governance (i.e. board composition, voting rights and executive compensation).
With these broad priorities established, BCI is able to identify targets for engagement through an annual portfolio assessment, which includes a review of the ESG performance of our top holdings. In addition, while conducting proxy voting duties, BCI actively tracks companies with which it plans to follow up based on its research and voting decisions.
Outside of proactive engagements, BCI also meets with companies' management and raises ESG issues.