Our firm is committed to responsible investing, as part of our fiduciary obligation to help our clients achieve their long-term investment objectives. 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.
We believe stewardship of our clients’ capital is essential to our role as an active asset manager and fiduciary.
Engagement is an integral part of our fundamental research process, providing a framework for dialogue between us and our portfolio companies.
Cohen & Steers also seeks to encourage companies to adopt ESG best practices at an industry level through industry groups and initiatives.
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.