NILGOSC is committed to responsible investment and has undertaken a range of activities to promote positive environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) practices in the companies in which it invests. This includes exercising NILGOSC’s right to vote at investee company meetings, with the most recent peak voting period finishing at the end of June 2020.
During the 12 months to 30 June 2020. NILGOSC cast 2,801 votes, at a total of 202 meetings held by 187 globally listed companies. Of the 21 jurisdictions in which the companies were located, NILGOSC cast votes at 55 meetings held by 47 UK companies, and 72 meetings convened by 71 North American companies.
In total, 27.5% of all votes cast were made against management recommendations. A report with full details of NILGOSC’s voting activities is available on our Annual voting review page.