Sustainable Stewardship & Shareholder Voting

Welcome to Minerva Analytics, the home of Manifest – the independent stewardship support service.

Minerva empowers investors to make informed, sustainable voting decisions with quality ESG data and easy to use software.

In a rapidly change investment world, there is a lot at stake for stewardship: trust, integrity, reputation and value. We help investors achieve their stewardship goals with:

  • State of the art electronic voting platform
  • Smooth, seamless voting administration
  • Custom vote policies with integrated sustainability guidelines
  • Objective, conflict-free processes
  • Comprehensive ESG data, bench-marking and reporting tools

Minerva – closing the information gap

Minerva’s proxy voting systems are designed from the ground up to make consistent and informed voting easy. With highly-customised voting policy templates and transparent rationales, investors can be assured of a stewardship approach which reflects their own unique stewardship approach.

Data-driven Governance Insights

What you don’t know can harm you. Minerva’s insight-driven data and policy frameworks deliver powerful and objective decision support.

Stewardship is an increasingly data-intensive business process. Minerva’s new generation data management tools and proven data mastery move stewardship beyond compliance to data exploration so improving the speed and quality of decision-making. Minerva can help you realize material efficiency gains, improve the quality and speed of reporting, as well as supporting performance and regulatory goals.

Minerva – Global Shareholder Voting Experts

Minerva can:

  • Streamline global shareholder voting, significantly reduce costs, improve operational efficiency and minimise risks;
  • Intelligently navigate the complexities of global governance disclosures to deliver actionable and defensible stewardship insights; and
  • Integrate sustainability stewardship metrics at the point of AGM to support seamless integration of UN Global Compact, Transition Pathway Initiative (TPI) and Financial Stability Board Climate Change Taskforce (TCFD) recommendations.

Diverse Data, Smarter Stewardship

During the busy proxy season time is money. With better data, software and knowledgeable support, asset owners and managers can focus on informed engagement leaving the operational complexities of governance data and vote management to an expert team which truly puts shareholders first.

TCFD Task Force on Climate Related Financial Disclosures

TCFD: 2018 Status Report (September 2018)

“TCFD offers companies and investors important tools to help realise sustainable investment opportunities. Minerva supports informed stewardship with shareholder voting research and guidelines which fully integrate TCFD’s guidance.”

Sarah Wilson, Chief Executive, Minerva Analytics Ltd
TCFD Supporter

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 Research

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

Proxy Vote Agency

Let our seasoned vote agency team takes care of the minutiae of 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 Shareholder Rights Directive II

Minerva: diverse viewpoints

In the pursuit of secure investment returns, diverse viewpoints based on high-quality data and varied information are critical for portfolio construction. We believe that share ownership is no different. To turn today’s stewardship challenges into the next investment opportunity, investors need diverse perspectives on sustainable governance.

Stewardship: easier with the right data

Minerva’s clients can depend on us to inform and support their stewardship strategies with high quality governance reference data and secure vote execution solutions. If you are looking for a stewardship service partner who can support your individual needs with utmost integrity and highest levels of customisation, we are confident that Minerva can add value.

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