ESG Perspectives: ETF Sponsor Stewardship Survey

Late last year, Sage conducted its 2018 ETF Sponsor Stewardship Survey. Given the aggressive growth and development of the ETF industry, as well as its ever-expanding proxy voting responsibilities on behalf of those investors utilizing these funds, we felt it would be useful to survey a range of ETF providers to evaluate their methods and efforts to satisfy their respective fiduciary and stewardship requirements. We also wanted to find out if ETF providers took account of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues through their company engagement practices, investment process, and proxy voting decisions. More importantly, we wanted to know to what extent they are dedicated to encouraging higher standards of ESG performance among the companies in which they are invested. This report provides an in-depth analysis of our findings.

  • DATE: February 22, 2019
  • TYPE: PDF

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