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 70 markets and ~9,000 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, ICGN and IIGCC. 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.

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TCFD Task Force on Climate Related Financial Disclosures
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Industrial companies largely ignoring climate risks

Sustainable Governance News from Minerva

FRC releases major update to UK Stewardship Code

FRC releases major update to UK Stewardship Code July 22nd, 2024 The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has published significant revisions to the UK Stewardship Code application process. The regulator has also announced that it has identified five priority areas of review, following engagement with over 1,500 stakeholders, as it continues its revisions of the code. […]

CalPERS reinforces commitment to shareholder engagement

CalPERS reinforces commitment to shareholder engagement July 19th, 2024 The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) has reasserted the importance of shareholder rights following ExxonMobil’s AGM. Speaking at the Investment Diversity Exchange conference, CalPERS’ CEO Marcie Frost said its rift with ExxonMobil presented an opportunity to be “courageous”, Pensions and Investments reports. She said that […]

Climate disclosure in US strong at state level

Climate disclosure in US strong at state level July 19th, 2024 California, Illinois and New York have pushed ahead with climate disclosure requirements despite legal push back on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC’s) final regulations. The SEC finalised its climate disclosure rules in March after more than a year wrestling over the requirements, but […]

SBTN publishes updated guidance for nature targets

SBTN publishes updated guidance for nature targets July 18th, 2024 The Science Based Targets Network (SBTN) has released amended guidance and a new corporate manual with updated advice for companies. The updated technical guidance and enabling materials emphasised the importance of increasing ambition and driving science-based action on nature. It included updated methods for organisations […]

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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