Investors have an important responsibility in holding company boards to account.
We are active in shareholder voting on behalf of our clients and we closely monitor investee companies and engage on issues relating to corporate governance, capital structure and strategy.
We do this because poor governance can adversely affect investment returns. Equally, good stewardship can lead to better returns.
We also take an interest in the environment in which companies operate. Where we perceive problems, and believe we can catalyse positive change, we reach out to policy-makers and other market participants to promote reform and support more sustainable economic growth.
This report offers a window into our recent company engagement, policy outreach and voting activities, including:
- Sarasin’s submission to the ISS annual benchmark policy survey
- Our participation in the Find It, Fix It, Prevent It (FFP) initiative, promoting improvements to the UK’s seasonal worker scheme
- Company engagements with LSEG, Amazon, Otis Worldwide and Places for People.