Part of Intech’s fiduciary duty is to advocate for sound corporate governance and sustainable business models that help drive the long-term economic interests of our clients. We do this through corporate engagement and proxy voting on our clients’ behalf.
Our Approach: Amplify
To maximize our stewardship impact as a boutique investment manager, Intech partners with organizations like ISS and Climate Action 100+. Collaborating with such organizations allows us to pool our advocacy with like-minded investors globally, providing the potential for greater impact than we might achieve on our own.
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ISS ESG Collaborative Engagement strengthens our voice on human rights, labor rights, environmental risks and corruption issues by jointly engaging companies alongside other investors. ISS facilitates dialogue with companies who fail to meet responsible business conduct standards, face credible allegations, or lack transparency in their ESG risk mitigation efforts. They also facilitate the management process with real-time reporting that implements global stewardship codes and reporting frameworks, including the PRI.
We also amplify our influence on environmental issues as a signatory of Climate Action 100+. Members of this investor-led climate change initiative engage with corporations strategically critical to the net-zero emissions transition. We seek three commitments from their boards and management:
- Improve governance framework on climate change
- Act to cut emissions across the value chain
- Strengthen climate-related financial disclosures
Learn more about The Three Asks at Climate Action 100+.
Voting on our clients’ behalf is an essential aspect of our fiduciary responsibility and one of our core stewardship responsibilities. Thus, we vote to achieve outcomes aligned with our clients’ long-term economic interests.
For clients who delegate proxy-voting authority to us, Intech uses ISS Sustainability Proxy Voting Guidelines unless otherwise directed. These guidelines seek to support global governing bodies promoting sustainable business practices that advocate for stewardship of the environment, fair labor practices, non-discrimination, and the protection of human rights. ISS Climate Proxy Voting Guidelines are also available to Intech clients.