Minerva: ESG Research, Data & VoteTech

Welcome to Minerva, Europe’s independent proxy voting agency – supporting sustainability with thoughtful and intelligent voting.

Minerva empowers professional investors with the essential tools and critical data to make informed, sustainable stewardship and proxy voting decisions. Our comprehensive suite of tightly-integrated services supports better stewardship with high quality and material ESG data; independent and objective research; the latest technology; and secure, confidential vote administration.

Minerva offers investment fiduciaries an agile and responsive service founded on bespoke research, tailored voting guidance and highly-customizable sustainability data to support modern stewardship strategies:

Advanced, scaleable VoteTech to protect shareholder rights, “Golden Records” for operational efficiency

Objective, independent research and data to identify key sustainability governance risks and opportunities

Tailored ESG and Sustainability audits to measure and manage portfolio risks 

Vote your Values with Integrated TCFD, Climate Change & Sustainability Guidelines

Minerva gives investors a Say on Sustainabilitywith a range of integrated stewardship tools including proxy research, custom proxy voting guidelines and sustainability governance ratings, including:

  • TCFD and Transition Pathway Initiative (TPI) alignment
  • Timely data on GHG emissions, reduction targets and KPIs
  • Sustainable Development Goals (UN-SDGs) integration
  • Minerva is an accredited supporter of the TPI and TCFD.
TCFD Task Force on Climate Related Financial Disclosures
Minerva Analytics Ltd joined GRI – Global Reporting Initiative
Industrial companies largely ignoring climate risks

Better Data, Better Stewardship

Minerva’s clients can depend on us to inform and support their stewardship strategies with high quality, relevant sustainability governance data. When your are looking for a stewardship partner who can support your individual needs with the highest levels of customization, we know that Minerva adds value.

Proxy Voting - Easy Switching

Minerva’s modern systems are resilient, secure, and confidential – all designed to make proxy voting robust and compliant. Integrated engagement letters, web reporting, securities lending support and easy onboarding. You can even transfer all your voting histories for continuity. 

Proxy Vote Agency

Minerva’s expert vote agency team takes care of the complexities of proxy voting leaving you free to concentrate on value-added engagement.

Minerva’s pioneering team can ensure you are fully ready for the Shareholder Rights Directive II

Global ESG & Proxy Research

Stewardship and voting is supported by high-quality research and data which is consistent, comparable, and in-depth. Integrated  Sustainability and Climate Change guidelines allow you to vote your values with ease. All guidance is fully transparent with comprehensive audit trails.

Custom Vote Policy

Adaptable, defensible, and evidence-based global voting policies based on good practices from leading regulators, academics and investors. Local market standards can be blended with supra-nation policies including OECD, CII and ICGN. All voting policies are custom as standard with highly granular policy points that are flexibly applied.

Sustainable Governance News from Minerva

Taskforce aims to strengthen stewardship in UK

A government taskforce led by HM Treasury has outlined a series of far-reaching recommendations designed to put stewardship at the heart of the UK’s commitment to ‘build back better’ post-coronavirus. Twenty proposals across three themes are designed to help investment managers and asset owners expand their stewardship activity across different asset classes, including bonds, and […]

Government acts to prevent hostile foreign takeovers

Government acts to prevent hostile foreign takeovers The UK government is introducing a bill that aims to give it powers to investigate and intervene in potentially hostile foreign direct investment that threatens national security. Under the National Security and Investment Bill, foreign investors and businesses looking to buy British businesses in 17 key industries, such […]

San Francisco votes to rein in CEO pay

San Francisco votes to rein in CEO pay San Francisco citizens have voted overwhelmingly for a new tax on highly paid CEOs. By a margin of 65-35, they voted to approve a ballot measure to increase taxes on corporations with extreme gaps between CEO and worker pay. Under the new law, any company whose top […]

Guidance on China engagement issued to UK tech

Guidance on China engagement issued to UK tech The UK government has published new guidance to help businesses negotiate the ethical, legal and commercial questions they may encounter in China or when working with Chinese companies. The guidance sets out key issues digital and tech SMEs should consider as they weigh the benefits and risks […]

FCA confirms plans for TCFD rules from January

FCA confirms plans for TCFD rules from January London-listed companies need to start their net-zero journey All companies with a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) will be required to make climate-related disclosures from January, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has stated. Nikhil Rathi, the UK watchdog’s new chief executive, said listed companies […]

UK government urges private finance firms to make net zero pledge

UK government urges private finance firms to make net zero pledge Finance is a central theme in the race to net zero The UK government is calling on privately owned financial institutions to commit to a net-zero carbon future. Speaking at the Green Horizon Summit in London last week, UK business secretary Alok Sharma said […]

Minerva - A Solactive Company

Since May 2019 Minerva has been a Solactive AG company. Solactive is an innovative index provider and financial data and technology provider that focuses on the development, calculation and distribution of tailor-made indices across all asset classes. As a Solactive company, Minerva operates from Frankfurt, Toronto and Hong Kong. Our ambition is to continue to expand our footprint in order to better serve our clients around the world.

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