Company meetings attended by our equity team in 2022
Meetings where we voted against at least one resolution
Source: M&G Annual Stewardship Report 2022.
Engagement forms an integral part of how we integrate sustainability and ESG considerations in our investment process. We engage with companies to add value to the investment process or provide feedback to the company, focusing on achieving positive real world outcomes. We engage on company-specific issues, identified during our regular monitoring and ESG portfolio reviews, and on broader themes, such as climate change or modern slavery.
Active and informed voting is an integral part of our responsibility as stewards of our clients’ assets. In using our votes, we seek to add value and protect the interests of our clients as shareholders, while encouraging sustainable business practices – not least, better corporate governance, disclosure practices and board diversity. Internal voting guidelines and policy research guide and inform our voting, and we publish voting decisions on our website and in our annual stewardship report.
Our stewardship reports provide a comprehensive overview of our engagement, voting and other responsible investment activities from the previous year or quarter, including statistics and example case studies.
The value of investments will fluctuate, which will cause prices to fall as well as rise and you may not get back the original amount you invested. The views expressed in this document should not be taken as a recommendation, advice or forecast.