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Global Equity Impact Fund Annual Report

ESG Quarterly Report

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

  • a look back at the 50th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, where sustainability and the urgent need to address climate change took centre stage
  • Euan Stirling, Head of Stewardship and ESG Investment, reviews the major issues that emerged in 2019 and how collaboration will be key to address them
  • a series of articles, covering everything from human rights in a new digital world to the growing importance of a ‘living wage’
  • an analysis of how investors can allocate capital to bring about positive environmental and societal change
  • an overview of the companies we have engaged with this quarter.
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Engagement and voting summary of Aberdeen Standard Investments*

Voting summary Q4 2019 Total
Shareholder meetings at which our clients’ shares were voted 538
Percentage of meetings with at least one vote against or abstention 34.9%
Number of resolutions voted 3,840
Percentage of resolutions voted with management recommendations 90.3%
Percentage of resolutions voted against management recommendations 9.1%
Percentage of abstentions 0.5%

* As at 31 December 2019, Source: Aberdeen Standard Investments

Risk warning – The value of investments and the income from them can go down as well as up and you may get back less than the amount invested. Please refer to the risk factors in the prospectus for general and specific investment risks attached to the individual funds.