Our firm is committed to responsible investing, as part of our fiduciary obligation to help our clients achieve their long-term investment objectives. Environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues are included in our extensive fundamental research when we believe they are material to our forecasts and investment decisions. Proxy voting policies help promote shareholder interests while also taking into consideration ESG issues. We also take an active approach to equity ownership rights and responsibilities, following the principles of the UK Stewardship code.
Proxy Voting Policies
We take a rigorous approach to our proxy voting responsibilities over client securities. Clear policies and our Proxy Committee aim to make consistent voting decisions that are in our clients’ best interests while also considering complex and controversial ESG issues.
Cohen & Steers Global Proxy Voting Procedures and Guidelines
Cohen & Steers Proxy Voting Records
UK Stewardship Principles
Based on the principles of the UK Stewardship code, we support improving corporate governance and regularly engage with companies on material issues.
Cohen & Steers Statement on Compliance with the UK Stewardship Code
Cohen & Steers maintains policies and procedures to govern how environmental, social and governance factors are incorporated into the firm's investment strategies.
UN Principles for Responsible Investment Initiative
Cohen & Steers has joined the growing network of international investors supporting the Principles for Responsible Investment Initiative (PRI), a United Nations-backed initiative focused on environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) issues. As signatories to the UNPRI, Cohen & Steers completes the annual PRI Assessment Report, which includes information on responsible investment issues and issuer engagement examples. This information is also available on the PRI website.
Cohen & Steers Statement on UN PRI
Cohen & Steers Principles of Responsible Investing Assessment Report