Regnan releases its Annual Engagement and Impact Report
Regnan has released its annual report on ESG Engagement and Advocacy activity throughout FY19. Climate risk remains an ongoing engagement theme with ASX200 companies and Regnan has increased engagement on climate related issues through the year. Human capital management and ethical conduct has been another key area of focus and Regnan has undertaken increased levels of engagement in this area. Full details are available in the report.
Regnan – Governance Research & Engagement Pty Ltd was established in 2007 to evaluate the relationship between environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) factors and investment value. Regnan has evolved to become a global leader in long term value, systemic risk analysis and responsible investment advisory.
Regnan provides ESG integration, advisory and stewardship services on behalf of institutional investors including asset owners, fund managers, wealth managers, retail and investment banks to drive improved ESG performance in S&P/ASX200 listed companies. Regnan meets with directors and senior company leaders, in a constructive manner, to influence change on issues with the potential to impact value over the long term.
Regnan is also a regular contributor to the public debate on long term value and sustainability, and is an active commentator in the media and at corporate and financial industry events. Regnan also provides submissions to government and other policy makers to improve both sustainable investment and the identification of systemic risks.
Regnan’s research insights are applied to Pendal’s Sustainable, Ethical and mainstream funds where relevant, as well as enabling us to work with other institutional investors in meeting their sustainability objectives.
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