Below is an excerpt from ISS’ thought leadership paper “Active Ownership: Insights from Global Asset Owners.” The full paper is available for download from the Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) online library.
Stewardship, Active Ownership and Engagement are increasingly important for the asset owner community. It is a journey, and organizations find themselves at different points of the spectrum. Providing a comprehensive overview of the present environment and recent trends aims to provide more clarity around the options available to asset owners. This paper draws from the results of the 2020 ISS Stewardship Survey conducted by Chief Investment Officer (ISS Media), the Morrow Sodali Institutional Investor Survey 2020, ISS Voting Analytics, and from interviews with leading asset owners as to their best practices.
By Ariane de Vienne, Global Head of Asset Owner Strategy, ISS