MINERVA

Proxy Voting, Research, Ratings & ESG Data

Minerva is the new name for Manifest – the Proxy Voting Agency.  Minerva empowers investors with tools and data to make informed, sustainable stewardship and voting decisions. Through a comprehensive suite of tightly-integrated services, Minerva supports better stewardship with high quality data, objective research and superior proxy vote administration.

Minerva provides agile, highly-customizable ESG and voting solutions to support successful stewardship strategies:

Identify key sustainability governance risks

Measure and manage governance risk with tailored sustainability governance ratings

Protect and enhance shareholder rights through Minerva’s modern, secure and confidential voting platform

Confidently engage with investee companies based on robust, evidence-based analysis

Integrated Climate Change, ESG and Sustainability Voting

Minerva gives investors a “Say on Sustainability” with a range of integrated stewardship tools including proxy research, custom proxy voting guidelines and sustainability governance ratings, including timely data on GHG emissions and reduction targets.

Minerva’s proxy research and voting guidelines are fully aligned with guidance from both TCFD and Transition Pathway Initiative (TPI) to help investors realize sustainable investment opportunities. Minerva is an accredited supporter of the TPI and TCFD.

TCFD Task Force on Climate Related Financial Disclosures
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

The UK’s FCA has recently identified significant concerns about competition in the funds administration sector. Barriers to switching are seen as a major problem leading to increased risk and poor outcomes. The good news is that Minerva’s modern systems are resilient, secure and confidential and designed to make proxy voting easy. On-boarding is easy too – you can even transfer all your voting histories at no cost for ease of continuity. 

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.

Global Proxy Research

Global shareholder voting research and data based on consistent, comparable, and in-depth analysis. Integrated Remuneration and Sustainability modules allow you to vote your values with ease. All guidance is fully transparent with comprehensive audit trails.

Proxy Vote Agency

Let our expert vote agency team takes care of the minutiae of proxy vote management and leave you free to concentrate on value-added engagement.

Minerva’s team are the pioneers of electronic voting and are fully ready for the Shareholder Rights Directive II

Minerva is now a Solactive company

In May 2019 Solactive AG took a strategic stake in Minerva. 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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Global Governance News from the Minerva Blog

UK pensions to pioneer mandatory climate change reporting

UK pensions to pioneer mandatory climate change reporting UK pensions are set to be the first in the world to be legally required to assess, and rectify, their exposure to climate change risk. An amendment, including reporting requirements in line with the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), has been tabled to form part […]

Shareholders lack confidence to hold companies to account

Shareholders lack confidence to hold companies to account Large swathes of shareholders are not voting on company resolutions because they do not believe their vote will make a difference, a report has suggested. The astonishing finding, from a poll conducted among 1,000 investors by The Share Centre, found that some investors were also unaware of […]

French proposals to curb shareholder activism spark debate

French proposals to curb shareholder activism spark debate The French government has been criticised for publishing a report suggesting a crackdown on shareholder activism. The report, published at the end of last year, comes as shareholders keenly anticipate how different EU jurisdictions will negotiate capital market issues in the post-Brexit era. Following several high-profile shareholder […]

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