ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL AND GOVERNANCE INVESTING
Through our NB Votes initiative, we publish our vote intentions in advance of select shareholder meetings, with a focus on companies where our clients have significant economic exposure. NB Votes addresses a broad range of financially material topics across our nine key governance and engagement principles with a balance of votes in support of and against management recommendations, enabling us to share our broad analysis and insights.
Proxy Season Votes
In the current proxy season we have provided advanced vote disclosure at 40 meetings.
Companies should adopt, formulate, and communicate value-enhancing long-term strategies.
Companies should strive to maximize shareholder representation.
Boards of directors should actively engage with management to evaluate and control enterprise risk.
Companies should align management incentives with long-term shareholder goals.
Companies should allocate capital to maximize long-term risk-adjusted shareholder value.
Companies should consider the material impacts of their business and operations on the environment.
Effective boards of directors must be truly independent.
Transparency and Communications
Companies should provide transparency in communication and reporting.
Companies should actively assess the material impacts of their business and operations on their employees, customers, local communities and society.