Voting on agenda items at annual general meetings (AGMs) is one of the most significant opportunities many investors have for influence.
The PRI aims to support investors during this process by promoting ESG-related shareholder resolutions on the Collaboration Platform and in our weekly newsletter during AGM season; and through the vote declaration system.
Vote declaration system
In response to demand for more dedicated proxy voting tools, the PRI built an online form for signatories to – voluntarily – communicate how they intend to vote on shareholder proposals at company AGMs.
The vote declaration system aims to increase transparency across the industry, in line with Principles two and six as well as the PRI’s 10-year Blueprint. Indeed, by completing the form, signatories will gain insight into how their peers are implementing responsible activities in proxy voting.