20 years of investor engagement

We’re celebrating two decades of investor engagement. The decade ahead is vital for securing a sustainable future – join us on the journey.

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20 years of engagement

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companies engaged

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instances of positive change recorded in ESG practices

As at 31 Dec 2019

Find out more in our full report

Discover the history of investor engagement

Early investor engagement was a relatively niche activity, largely driven by mission and faith-based investors. A significant obstacle to scaling up these efforts was a lack of common definitions and standards for sustainability. This changed in the late 1980s, with the United Nations founding some of the key institutions and concepts that have guided action on sustainability ever since. With these building blocks in place, the stage was set for the sustainability agenda to enter the mainstream. Discover the journey below: 

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2000-2010:

Learn how investor engagement began to enter the mainstream

2010-2020:

Discover what drove the rapid growth in responsible investment approaches

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2020-2030:

Uncover the future of investor engagement

Discover our global influence

Hover over the locations below to discover the instances of positive change – ‘milestones’ – we have achieved through engagement over the past 20 years.

  • Enviromental
  • Social
  • Governance

Discover our global influence

Hover over the locations below to discover the instances of positive change – ‘milestones’ – we have achieved through engagement over the past 20 years.

United States
Europe
UK
South America
Japan
Australia
Singapore
China
South Africa

Investor engagement in action

When it comes to engaging companies, our approach varies by company and the ESG issues at hand, ranging from ongoing, constructive dialogue to dedicated site visits. Discover examples of our engagement here.

Our engagement insights

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June 2022

ESG knowledge shared: June 2022

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May 2022

Living wage in the retail sector

Our three-year engagement project on living wages comes to an end. We look at progress made and highlight what more needs to be done both within retailers and in their supply chains.

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