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Minerva: Global ESG Data | VoteTech | Expert Support

Welcome to Minerva, the new name for Manifest, Europe’s independent proxy voting agency.

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 response service which combines highly-customizable ESG and voting solutions to ensure a modern and compliant stewardship strategy:

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

Tailored sustainability ratings to measure and manage portfolio risks 

Advanced, scaleable VoteTech to protect shareholder rights, boost operational efficiency and stay compliant

Integrated and professional engagement by experienced investment experts

TCFD, Climate Change, ESG and Sustainability Voting

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
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

The UK’s FCA has recently identified significant concerns about competition in the funds administration sector. Barriers to switching are seen as a major problem leading to increased risk and poor outcomes. The good news is that Minerva’s modern systems are resilient, secure and confidential and designed to make proxy voting easy. On-boarding is easy too – you can even transfer all your voting histories at no cost for ease of continuity. 

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 Proxy Research

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

Proxy Vote Agency

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

Global Governance News from the Minerva Blog

Senators demand breathing space for US investors on ESG restriction

Investors could get more time to pore over a controversial new Department of Labor (DOL) rule that could have severe negative implications for US ESG investing, after two Democratic lawmakers have stepped in. As it stands, the public have just 30 days to comment on the recently-announced rule, which Senator Patty Murray and Representative Bobby […]

EU-wide task force appointed as NFRD reform gathers pace

The European Commission has officially mandated the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) to provide recommendations for updating non-financial reporting standards. In an open letter, European Commission Executive Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis issued a request for technical advice to EFRAG following the conclusion of a recent consultation for revising the Non-Financial Reporting Directive (NFRD). This […]

25% gender quota introduced for Greek companies

Greek companies will soon be mandated to meet a 25% female quota on their boards following a landmark decision for gender diversity. The quota requirement has been included as an amendment to the bill transposing the EU Shareholder Rights Directive II (SRD II) into Greek law, and is the result of a consultation led by […]

Minerva is now a Solactive company

In May 2019 Solactive AG took a strategic stake in Minerva. 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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