Proxy Voting, Stewardship Support & ESG Index Data Solutions

Minerva empowers professional investors with the essential tools and critical data to make informed, sustainable stewardship and proxy voting decisions.

Our comprehensive and tightly-integrated solutions support better stewardship with high quality and material ESG data; independent and objective research; the latest technology; and secure, confidential vote administration.

Minerva’s agile and responsive service is founded on principles of  bespoke research, tailored voting guidance and highly customizable sustainability data to support modern stewardship strategies:

Advanced, scalable VoteTech to protect shareholder rights, bespoke policies to support split voting

Tailored ESG and Sustainability data sets for custom index solutions in partnership with Solactive 

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

Better Data = Better Stewardship

Minerva’s clients inform and support their stewardship strategies with high-quality, relevant sustainability governance and ESG data. With coverage of more than 30 markets and ~4,000 global companies, Minerva offers insights on Board Quality, Remuneration, Shareholder Rights, Financial Reporting, Stakeholder Governance, Product Controversies and UN Norms indicators.

Proxy Voting - Streamlined & Secure

Minerva simplifies proxy voting for a more straightforward, robust and compliant approach. Engagement letters, web reporting, securities lending support and easy onboarding – you can even transfer all your voting histories for continuity. 

ESG Data

Minerva’s high-quality ESG research and data is robust, consistent, comparable, and in-depth. Integrated ESG, Sustainability and Climate Change guidelines enable easy values-base voting. All guidance is fully transparent with comprehensive audit trails.

Proxy Vote Agency

Minerva’s expert team takes care of the complexities of ESG and 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

Custom Policies

Why settle for overlay when you can have integrated, evidence-based voting policies based on global good practices. 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.

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.

TCFD Task Force on Climate Related Financial Disclosures
Industrial companies largely ignoring climate risks

Sustainable Governance News from Minerva

Australia confronts Jobkeeper profiteering amidst disclosure concerns

With Australian proxy season preparations now underway, the Australian federal authorities are looking to introduce a public register of companies that use the government’s JobKeeper programme. Debates around the proposed bill centre over the impact and fairness of Covid furlough support and a lack of corporate transparency over the uptake and use of wage subsidies.

Boardroom diversity improves financial performance

Businesses that encourage boardroom gender diversity achieve better financial results, new research has found.

FCA lambasts ‘poor quality’ ESG product design

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has hit out at “poor quality” product applications for ESG funds and set out detailed guidance for fund managers.

TCFD recommendations ‘lack feasibility for pension funds’

UK-based asset owners have warned that the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) portfolio alignment proposals could undermine efforts to transition to a low carbon economy.

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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