We will assist you in identifying practical means for influencing key stakeholders and the system through which you invest and operate.
Appraising your overall stewardship framework, related policies and procedures, and advising on how these can be enhanced to promote consistency and positive impact.
Assessing the effectiveness of your existing governance structures in relation to stewardship, identifying gaps and suggesting areas for improvement, as required.
Proposing means of improving or developing stewardship systems, including setting targets and evaluating progress, as well as strengthening your reporting to clients, regulators and other key stakeholders.
Enabling the embedding of stewardship into investment processes across asset classes, geographies and investment styles, providing guidance and training to portfolio manager and analysts on effective engagement techniques.
Evaluating engagement systems, ensuring their effectiveness, assessing how they are being used by the investment teams, and identifying areas for further improvement and training.
Reviewing and editing stewardship reporting, including regulatory submissions (eg for the UK Stewardship Code).
Surveying your key clients and prospects to determine their current and developing expectations regarding sustainability, stewardship and responsible investment.
Researching a group of your peers based on an agreed methodology, providing insights on your current positioning relative to emerging industry best practices.
Assessing your governance in the context of sustainability and responsible investment, including board and executive oversight, policies and resourcing, recommending enhancements.
Reviewing fund documents, client reports, RFP responses and marketing materials, identifying and addressing gaps, assisting with editing as required, and creating a common language.
Identifying practical implications and opportunities relating to regulation on sustainable investment and stewardship in key markets.
Providing interim management and stewardship resources.
Assisting with specifying roles, identifying candidates and recruitment.
Identifying which industry initiatives and networks to join.
Attaining greater influence and developing leadership.
Tailored training of investment professionals and dedicated engagement staff on effective engagement techniques.