Active ownership means exercising your shareholder rights and engaging with investee companies to encourage responsible corporate behaviour and improve long-term shareholder value.
We believe that four attributes are critical to successful active ownership and engagement: knowledge, relationships, impact and incentives.
Social and environmental forces are reshaping societies, economies, industries and financial markets. Encouraging management teams to adapt to those changes, and holding them accountable for doing so, can enhance the value of your investments. It can also help create an equitable and more sustainable global economy.
We have a long history of engagement and active ownership. We appointed our first governance resource in 1998 and have recorded and monitored ESG engagements spanning more than 20 years. Over that time we’ve influenced significant change on behalf of investors. We outline our vision for active ownership at Schroders by delineating how and why we engage, as well as the six core themes we pursue in alignment with our Engagement Blueprint.
We've long engaged with our investee companies on sustainability issues. When material and relevant, we believe that companies that address these sustainability factors, where lacking, will drive improved financial performance for your investments.