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

UK cracks down on Chinese imports linked to forced labour

Government takes up the plight of Uyghur Muslims The UK government is introducing new rules to prevent the import of goods suspected of using forced labour in China’s Xinjiang province. Foreign secretary Dominic Raab told the House of Commons on Tuesday that companies would have to make sure their supply chains are free from forced […]

Government urged to prioritise audit industry reform

Reform is an “urgent priority”, says accountancy body chief The accounting industry is urging the government to prioritise reform of the sector following the appointment of Kwasi Kwarteng as business secretary. Michael Izza, chief executive of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), said Kwarteng needed to make reform of corporate governance […]

HSBC shareholders urge bank to cut exposure to fossil fuels

Investors file resolution calling on bank to publish strategy and targets Some of Europe’s biggest pension funds and asset managers have filed a shareholder vote urging HSBC to cut its lending linked to fossil fuels. Fifteen institutional investors with a combined $2.4trn in assets under management, along with 117 individual shareholders, have filed a climate […]

RPMI Railpen urges government to protect shareholder rights

The UK pension investor among those demanding government protects minority shareholders in its listings review RPMI Railpen, the investment manager for the railways pension schemes, is urging the government to protect minority shareholder rights in its response to HM Treasury’s Call for Evidence – UK Listings Review. HM Treasury launched the UK Listings Review in […]

Institutional investors back IFRS’s proposal for ESG reporting standard

More than 450 asset managers and pension funds responded to a consultation on standardised reporting Some of the world’s biggest pension funds and institutional investors are backing the International Financial Reporting Standards Foundation’s (IFRS) proposal for standardised sustainability reporting. Last September, the IFRS, which oversees the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), published a consultation paper […]

NYSE backtracks (again) on Chinese delistings

The exchange will drop three Chinese telecoms companies after criticism from the US Treasury The New York Stock Exchange has decided to delist China’s three largest telecoms giants after reversing the decision just a few days earlier. NYSE said it would drop shares in China Telecom, China Mobile and China Unicom on 11 January to […]

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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