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Shareholder activism in Japan: Integrating ESG within the investment process

In the final article within our series on shareholder activism in Japan, ESG Analyst Soo Ho Jung shares how the Japan equity team integrates ESG to help realize value for investors.

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2024-09-30
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2022 Climate Report 

Aligned with TCFD recommendations, this report describes how we manage climate-related risks and opportunities, engage with companies on climate change, and reduce our own carbon footprint.
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2024-06-30
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2022 Sustainability Report

We appreciate the opportunity to share our approach to advancing sustainable practices across our investment, client, and infrastructure platforms. 

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2024-04-30
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US banking system: Three pressing questions

Equity Strategist Andrew Heiskell asks three questions investors ought to ask when it comes to the recent US banking system volatility.

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2024-04-30
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The value in valuing employees

Companies able to adapt and respond to challenges in the labor market will find themselves well positioned for the future, say Equity Portfolio Managers Yolanda Courtines and Mark Mandel.

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2024-03-31
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ESG integration in public and private markets

Two ESG leaders discuss why ESG matters for investors, and how their teams help inform the investment process. They also share their priority research and engagement topics for 2023.

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2024-02-29
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Key updates to Wellington’s 2023 proxy voting guidelines

We periodically update our guidelines in an ongoing effort to help Wellington's investment teams vote proxies in our clients' best interests. Read about key updates for this year from two members of Wellington's ESG team. 

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2024-02-29
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Impact measurement and management practices

What constitutes an impact investment? How is impact measured? And, what are the benefits of impact investing? Our Impact Management and Measurement Practice Leader Oyin Oduya discusses our approach. 

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2024-02-28
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Building climate resilience: Toward a practical corporate framework

The need for systemic climate change resilience is becoming clear. We present a practical framework to help companies enhance resilience in their own operations.

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2023-10-03
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Annual message from our CEO: Forward thinking

After a year of profound economic and market change, CEO Jean Hynes discusses the path forward, including the role of alternatives and sustainability, the firm's investments in talent, and the importance of stability and innovation.

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2024-01-31
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Human capital management for private companies

We discuss why effective people management is critical for private companies and outline four strategic focus areas that can help companies navigate evolving employee needs, regulatory changes, and investor expectations.

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2023-12-31
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Investing in ESG leaders with a stewardship lens
The value of strong corporate stewardship is gaining wider recognition across the investment industry. When companies are led by an engaged board and a strong management team, allocate capital wisely for the long term and act in the best interest of all stakeholders, they have greater potential to’reinforce their competitive advantage and enhance returns over time.
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2023-06-30
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Mapping physical climate risks 

Working with Woodwell Climate Research Center, we have developed a geospatial mapping tool designed to help our investors visualize and quantify physical climate risks.

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2023-10-31
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Enhancing corporate sustainability: About our innovative virtual power purchase agreement
Learn about Wellington's groundbreaking renewable energy initiative, projected to match 100% of our US corporate and US employees’ home electricity usage with wind energy.
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2023-08-31
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Governance best practices in public markets
For private companies approaching the public markets, we highlight the corporate governance best practices that can help pave strong relationships with public market investors.
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2023-07-31
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ESG and stewardship: Key updates to focus topics and voting guidelines
We provide an update on our ESG integration and stewardship efforts, including updates to our proxy voting guidelines to enhance our commitments in key areas.
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2022-10-31
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Mid-2022 ESG & Sustainability Outlook
Our Mid-2022 Sustainability Outlook provides an update on our sustainability efforts, expansion of research into the economic impacts of climate change, ESG integration and stewardship, and impact platform.
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2022-12-31
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Stock-based compensation and the tech sector
We explore how stock-based compensation may be creating underappreciated risks for investors, companies, and boards as we potentially enter a more challenging environment for tech stocks.
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2023-07-31
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Climate change investing: Research and collaboration continue
Our research into the economic impacts of climate change continues to expand, as does our climate-related engagement and industry-leadership efforts. Members of our Climate Research Team summarize our ongoing progress.
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2022-12-01
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Deepening our commitment to sustainability: Highlights from 2021
Head of Sustainable Investment Wendy Cromwell shares 2021 sustainability highlights across our investment, client, and infrastructure platforms.
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2023-05-30
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Annual letter from our CEO: Embracing change
In a fast-changing world, CEO Jean Hynes discusses some of the strategic initiatives our firm has undertaken to ensure that we’re aligned with and ready to support our clients’ goals for years to come.
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2023-01-01
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Update on stewardship priorities
We share an update on our 2021 stewardship priorities, including diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and climate change. We also provide an update on our ESG engagement and proxy voting activity in the quarter.
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2022-10-31
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