The network was established in 2013 to support foundations and other charities with investments to further their mission through responsible investment. In the last few years, network members have engaged with their investee companies, investment managers and policy makers on a broad range of environmental, social and governance issues, including the Living Wage, workers’ rights in supply chains, executive pay, corporate lobbying and investment managers’ voting records.
We’re working towards a system in which long-term thinking is recognised as the best way to guarantee healthy returns. We believe that anyone can play a part in changing the investment system for good.
Rebels with a cause: Asset manager voting on controversial resolutions in 2019
This report examines how the leading charity asset managers have responded controversial resolutions when voting on behalf of their clients. We focus on a selection of resolutions, which responsibly invested asset owners generally expect their managers to be aware of and concerned about.
Another Link in the Chain: Uncovering the role of proxy advisors in investor voting
This analysis is the second of a two-part report exploring the role and influence of proxy advisors in the investment system, with particular reference to asset managers frequently used by UK based charity investors. It analyses proxy advisors’ recommendations on environmental, social and governance (ESG) shareholder resolutions from the 2019 AGM season, compared to 23 asset managers’ voting decisions, including commonly used charity and other major asset managers.
Another Link in the Chain: Uncovering the Role of Proxy Advisors
This is the first of a two-part report on proxy advisors. This first part introduces the topic of proxy advisors and their role in the investment system. It also gives recommendations for asset owners when engaging on this critical governance topic.
“Paul Hamlyn Foundation values the insight of the Charities Responsible Investment Network and ShareAction’s work to promote responsible investment. ShareAction is an effective change agent, helping to raise standards and behaviours.”
RICHARD ROBINSON, CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER, PAUL HAMLYN FOUNDATION
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