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

Biden returns US to Paris Agreement and appoints proxy voting advocate

Allison Herren Lee takes the top regulatory job Joe Biden has already shown his commitment to acting on climate change, bringing the US back into the Paris accord and appointing Allison Herren Lee as acting chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Just hours into his presidency on January 20, Biden wrote to the […]

UK pensions sector gets closer to adopting stronger ESG rules

Pension Schemes Bill will soon receive Royal Assent Powers to impose climate change regulations on pension schemes, including requirements to have net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, have taken a step closer to reality as the long-debated UK Pension Schemes Bill is about to be given Royal Assent. The final parliamentary stage of the Pension Schemes […]

M&S takes action on China over human rights

The company will no longer use cotton from China’s Xinjiang region Marks & Spencer has become the first top-tier UK clothing company to formally announce it will cut all ties with suppliers that are connected to the forced labour of the Uyghur people. The announcement came as China faces growing pressure from the international community […]

Investor Forum embraces ‘stakeholder capitalism’

An investment industry initiative set up to help escalate material issues with UK-listed companies has reported its strongest year to date for collective engagement activity. The Investor Forum said 2020 had proved to be a watershed year for the development of its investor stewardship agenda and that it had engaged with more companies than ever […]

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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