At Stonehorn Global Partners we believe in everything that we do, in all that we represent, and with all our fiduciary powers and responsibilities we invest for a more sustainable economy. We believe in the sustainability revolution. We balance social, environmental and economic factors in the decisions that we make. We believe, this enables us to thrive and contribute to the health and growth of communities. We believe that fiduciary powers are not a barrier to investing sustainably but rather an opportunity.
The Principles are voluntary and aspirational. They offer a menu of possible actions for incorporating ESG issues:
Address ESG issues in investment policy statements.
Support development of ESG-related tools, metrics, and analyses.
Assess the capabilities of internal investment managers to incorporate ESG issues.
Assess the capabilities of external investment managers to incorporate ESG issues.
Ask investment service providers (such as financial analysts, consultants, brokers, research firms, or rating companies) to integrate ESG factors into evolving research and analysis.
Encourage academic and other research on this theme.
Advocate ESG training for investment professionals.
Develop and disclose an active ownership policy consistent with the Principles.
Exercise voting rights or monitor compliance with voting policy (if outsourced).
Develop an engagement capability (either directly or through outsourcing).
Participate in the development of policy, regulation, and standard setting (such as promoting and protecting shareholder rights).
File shareholder resolutions consistent with long-term ESG considerations.
Engage with companies on ESG issues.
Participate in collaborative engagement initiatives.
Ask investment managers to undertake and report on ESG-related engagement.
Ask for standardised reporting on ESG issues (using tools such as the Global Reporting Initiative).
Ask for ESG issues to be integrated within annual financial reports.
Ask for information from companies regarding adoption of/adherence to relevant norms, standards, codes of conduct or international initiatives (such as the UN Global Compact).
Support shareholder initiatives and resolutions promoting ESG disclosure.
Include Principles-related requirements in requests for proposals (RFPs).
Align investment mandates, monitoring procedures, performance indicators and incentive structures accordingly (for example, ensure investment management processes reflect long-term time horizons when appropriate).
Communicate ESG expectations to investment service providers.
Revisit relationships with service providers that fail to meet ESG expectations.
Support the development of tools for benchmarking ESG integration.
Support regulatory or policy developments that enable implementation of the Principles.
Support/participate in networks and information platforms to share tools, pool resources, and make use of investor reporting as a source of learning.
Collectively address relevant emerging issues.
Develop or support appropriate collaborative initiatives.
Disclose how ESG issues are integrated within investment practices.
Disclose active ownership activities (voting, engagement, and/or policy dialogue).
Disclose what is required from service providers in relation to the Principles.
Communicate with beneficiaries about ESG issues and the Principles.
Report on progress and/or achievements relating to the Principles using a comply-or-explain approach.
Seek to determine the impact of the Principles.
Make use of reporting to raise awareness among a broader group of stakeholders