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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
Became signatory of UN Principles for Responsible Investment
2007
Founder member of International Sustainability Alliance
2011
Euro Corporate Bond 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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ASI awarded the top A+ rating for strategy and governance approach.

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ESG Quarterly Report

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

  • A rundown of the annual conference of the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment conference, where climate change was sharply in focus
  • Craig Mackenzie, ASI’s Head of Strategic Asset Allocation, detailing how we are building more resilient portfolios by integrating ESG in long-term asset allocation
  • Our voting trends – and take-home messages – from the always busy voting season
  • A timely article on water management and the risks the world faces if it doesn’t take the issue seriously
  • An overview of the companies we have engaged with this quarter.
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Engagement and voting summary

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Voting summary Q3 2019 Total
Shareholder meetings at which our clients’ shares were voted 666
Percentage of meetings with at least one vote against or abstention 34.99%
Number of resolutions voted 6,344
Percentage of resolutions voted with management recommendations 88.11%
Percentage of resolutions voted against management recommendations 6.64%
Percentage of abstentions 1.04%

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