We need to face up to the unprecedented challenges such as climate change, resource depletion, and human rights violations. Throughout history, investors and shareholders played a significant role in rising to challenges and help bring about significant change – this was true with slavery, apartheid and other challenges.
So increasing the positive influence investors have over companies, is something we feel passionate about and increasing the volume and the quality of investors’ engagement is what we want to do. This means that we want to make engagement meaningful and transformational to help solve urgent problems.
A lot has been done in the past and some of it has led to significant change. We want to make sure that engagements lead to ambitious real-world change.
We strongly believe that engagement could be a very significant vehicle to lead to change and our intention here is to encourage and promote a different kind of engagement – which results in positive changes and significant impact for people and planet.