ESG Engagement and Voting
The investment team aspires to engage with companies when seeking to positively influence business practices to improve sustainability and to exercise its voting right on shares held by the Funds we manage or advise for the exclusive benefit of the clients. We will take into account long term sustainability considerations of each issuer when deciding to vote. For liquid investments, the investment team does this because it is convinced that good corporate governance is beneficial to shareholder value. Equally, for real estate investments, we do not just look at real estate as it is today, we see it as it could be: sustainable design and practices often result in more efficient processes that reduce expenses and enhance the value of real estate assets. Such properties also benefit from the growing demand from eco-mindful tenants, buyers and investors.
For an example of our active approach please click here.
For ESG related matters and information regarding ESG at GWM please contact: ESG@gwmholding.com