In ESG Measurement, the Proxy Vote Wins

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Due to an increasingly regulated environment, asset management firms are striving to improve their transparency and measurement around ESG strategies or risk being caught in regulatory crosshairs. The environmental, social, and governance (ESG) movement that began as a branding initiative led a revolution, embraced by many firms as a way to show clients that they care about larger issues.

The problem is that ESG principles vary from firm to firm.

As firms grapple with this dilemma, there is one universal theme that is consistent across the asset management industry that firms can embrace: The one place that asset managers can show a measurable commitment to ESG – and appeal to investors who want to drive changes in corporate behavior and responsibility – is by providing a pass-through proxy voting experience. It elevates the G – governance – in ESG.