Summary of Stewardship Activities: Q2 2023
During the quarter, we exercised our clients’ voting rights at a total of 1819 shareholder meetings.
Across all regions, votes were instructed against management recommendations on 1120 separate resolutions, which equated to 62% of the 1819 meetings.
1 In favor of management on all resolutions.
2 Against management on one or more resolutions. Including abstentions and withhold votes where there was no option to vote against.
3 Took no action owing to shareblocking or sanctions considerations.
took no action3
in favor of management1
Earlier editions of our ESG meeting activity report are available from our report archive.
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