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Part of our DNA since 1992

Corporate Governance team established
1992
First ethical fund launched
1994
Joined UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association
1997
Established Socially Responsible Investment team
2001
Founder member of Eurosif
2001
Became member of Asian Corporate Governance Association
2002
Published first Real Estate SRI Policy
2003
Founder member of UK Corporate Governance Forum
2004
Became member of Carbon Disclosure Project
2004
Dedicated ESG resource in real estate
2007
Founding signatory of UN Principles for Responsible Investment
2007
Founder member of International Sustainability Alliance
2011
Euro SRI Fund launched.
2012
Enhanced voting disclosure developed
2012
Became members of Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark
2013
Published first Governance & Stewardship Annual Report.
2014
Established ESG Investment Quarterly Report
2014
Extel Award No1 leading asset manager for SRI/ESG
2015
ESG on-desk analysts established on equity teams
2015
Founder member Investment Advisory Group of Sustainability Accounting Standards Board
2016
First impact fund launched
2017
Dedicated ESG resource fixed income
2017
Awarded First General Research Ethics Board 5-star rating
2018
Establishment of cross-asset class ESG Investment Forum
2019

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ESG Quarterly Report

Our informative quarterly report provides a summary of our research, company engagement and voting activities.

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Engagement and voting summary of Aberdeen Standard Investments*

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Voting summary Q2 2020 Total
Shareholder meetings at which our clients’ shares were voted 3,268
Percentage of meetings with at least one vote against or abstention 61.9%
Number of resolutions voted 40,398
Percentage of resolutions voted with management recommendations 85.8%
Percentage of resolutions voted against management recommendations 12.1%
Percentage of abstentions 2.1%

* As at 30 June 2020, Source: Aberdeen Standard Investments