Why sustainability matters to Woolworths
Roy Bagattini, the newly appointed CEO of Woolworths Holdings Limited, talks about why sustainability matters to Woolworths.Read more
Our responsibility towards our clients’ assets forms the foundation of our investment philosophy and approach. We are committed to the promotion and support of Responsible Investing in South Africa and as a result, we aim to ensure that management is ultimately accountable for company performance and conduct.
Nedgroup Investments conducts an annual review of our assets under management from a responsible investing perspective. The assessment includes internally and externally or sub-advised portfolios with the objective of encouraging active engagement and advance the responsible investments standing across the full range of Nedgroup Investments’ funds.
We believe that it is our duty to provide our appointed managers with guidelines on how to exercise shareholder rights in the best interests of our clients.
We have developed proxy-voting guidelines, to provide clear parameters for the voting of shareholder resolutions so that voters make their decisions based on a full understanding of publicly available information. These guidelines are included as annexures to all our agreements with appointed managers.
We believe it is our responsibility to give back to communities that need us the most. With a focus on education, women and children, we carefully select our recipients based on stringent criteria as well as the impact that they have on the communities that they serve.