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Minerva: Global ESG Data | VoteTech | Expert Support

Welcome to Minerva, the new name for Manifest, Europe’s independent proxy voting agency.

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 response service which combines highly-customizable ESG and voting solutions to ensure a modern and compliant stewardship strategy:

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

Tailored sustainability ratings to measure and manage portfolio risks 

Advanced, scaleable VoteTech to protect shareholder rights, boost operational efficiency and stay compliant

Integrated and professional engagement by experienced investment experts

TCFD, Climate Change, ESG and Sustainability Voting

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
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

Global Governance News from the Minerva Blog

Virtual AGMs: Time to prepare

Virtual AGMs: Time to prepare Companies, regulators and markets are increasingly realising that the AGM season will be severely disrupted by the COVID19 pandemic. As social distancing becomes the norm, traditional annual meetings where shareholders gather to hear CEO presentations and ask questions of management are simply no longer feasible. Minerva has written to quoted […]

UK companies earn three-month reprieve on accounts

UK companies can delay submitting their accounts to Companies House without penalty for up to three months, the government has announced. The measure, the latest issued in the response to the Covid19 coronavirus outbreak, is aimed at reducing pressure on businesses already dealing with concerns around demand, employees and cashflow. Companies House Chief Executive Louise […]

FCA calls for a pause on company reporting amid pandemic panic

As the UK entered COVID19 lockdown last week, Minerva wrote to regulators asking for their intervention to create an orderly market in AGMs. Today a letter has been sent to quoted companies asking them to clarify their AGM proposals, alerting them to the risk of bunching meetings in June. With AGM season about to get […]

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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