EVC's affiliates believes that active engagement is an essential component of responsible investing. In addition to direct dialogue with issuers, we use our power as shareholders to vote proxies in accordance with our guidelines, which vary by affiliate.
Through EVC offers structured engagement through their affiliate, Calvert. Informed by proprietary ESG research, Calvert analysts identify financially material issues on which to engage with company management. Calvert believes that by working with companies to address areas for improvement, companies can improve their performance on these material environmental, social and/or governance issues, as well as improve Calvert's position as a shareowner. These improvements may, in turn, elevate both company and industry standards, providing a positive societal and economic impact.
Within the Listed Equity/Active Ownership section, the engagement responses provided reflect the work of Calvert.