We believe that there is an opportunity to use our voices to influence companies to improve their sustainability credentials in order to drive better stakeholders value. Our stewardship model allows us to engage with companies on a targeted set of issues covering materiality, climate change, human capital & technology and governance. We do not perform engagements in silo as we value the benefits of collaborative engagement initiatives built up on consensus and purpose. We use the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) Global Stewardship Principles as a guiding framework. We are a member of the ICGN, and we will use the services of specialist engagement firms, when appropriate, to help us engage effectively and collaboratively.
Our multipronged approach to stewardship includes:
- Integrating financially material sustainability signals into portfolio management.
- Using our custom voting rights.
- collaborating with other investors, stakeholders and policy makers.
- engaging directly with companies
V-Square Quantitative Management LLC (V-Square) is a signatory of the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment and is committed to implementing its six principles to incorporate and report on environmental, social and governance (ESG) activities.