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

Pension funds can adopt ESG principles, DoL says

The US Department of Labor (DoL) has reversed a controversial measure implemented under former president Donald Trump that would have inhibited pension funds from considering climate change and other environmental, social and governance factors when selecting investments and exercising shareholder rights.

Investors back human rights efforts ahead of EU rules

Investors back human rights efforts ahead of EU rules October 15, 2021 A group of 94 investors with more than $6 trillion in assets have announced support for human rights and environmental due diligence ahead of new rules expected from the EU and recent support from the UN. The Investor Alliance for Human Rights, a […]

CFOs and CIOs called upon to give views on ESG progress

International accounting standards group Accounting for Sustainability (A4S) is seeking input from corporate finance and investment chiefs on trends and views on the evolving ESG investment landscape.

Aussie shareholders getting serious on remuneration

In a second blog post in our series on Australia’s upcoming AGM season, Minerva provides an overview of the remuneration strike system and identifies key remuneration votes to look out for in 2021. This blog article is based on analysis from Minerva’s upcoming Australia Peak Season Preview briefing – say hello@minerva.info for more information.

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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