Dialogue with companiesWhen our portfolio managers engage in dialogue with the companies we invest in, they gain a greater understanding of the companies’ business models, strategies and work with sustainability. Moreover, portfolio managers can influence and contribute to companies integrating sustainability to an even greater extent into their business models and thus support long-term growth.
Read our active ownership report for 2019
Voting at general meetingsAt general meetings, we use our voting rights to influence the companies in which we invest. We make our opinions known and vote for and against proposals, so that companies can create long-term value and develop and strengthen their work with sustainability.
See how we have voted at general meetings here
Divestment is a last resortIf sustainability dilemmas arise, our approach is to engage in dialogue, etc. with the companies we invest in as opposed to selling off our investments and turning our back. However, if we assess that the expected improvement has not materialised over time, or that a very special situation has arisen that we cannot ignore and we cannot see other ways to put pressure on the company, we may divest our investment.
Collaboration with other investors and organisationsAs part of active ownership, we also collaborate with other investors and relevant stakeholders to influence companies and governments to contribute to sustainable development. Furthermore, we are also a member of various investor organisations that aim to promote greater transparency and sustainability standards in the financial markets.
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