My engagementfocus with 3 topics

Shareholder engagement: 21 science based theses and an action plan

Preliminary remarks and shareholder engagement definition

Note: This shareholder engagement concept builds in part on analyses that I developed together with colleagues from the German Association for Financial Analysis and Asset Management (DVFA) as part of the Impact Expert Committee. It has been originally published on Feb. 8th and the chapter „engagement content“ has been expanded on Feb. 22nd, 2023).

My shareholder engagement definition: One or more investors (i.e. explicitly excluding non-investors such as media) seek to directly influence companies (i.e. excluding engagement with states and other organizations and excluding lobbying or other audiences). Voting at shareholder meetings (voting) may or may not be part of engagement. Engagement is typically not as comprehensive or long-term as trusteeship[1].

My engagement focus is sustainability, i.e. environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. In the following, I list my engagement theses. I then describe my engagement policy and activities derived from them.

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