Making active ownership count 

Voting is an effective tool to influence companies in the right direction. We believe that sound corporate governance contributes to shareholder value and adds value to equity investments.

Our Corporate Governance team is responsible for defining and executing Nordea Asset Management’s corporate governance policy. Together with our overall ESG focus areas, our Corporate Governance Principles guide the way we vote, and in which issues we decide to engage with companies.   

To see how we are voting, visit our Voting portal. Do you have any questions about voting or this portal please reach out to our our expert in corporate goverenance Erik Durhan, – erik.durhan [at] or read more in our reports.

Voting summary 2020

Voted on


 AGMs / EGMs

We joined


nomination committees

Meetings by country

USA 25%
Sweden 11%
China 7%
Japan 6%
UK 4%
Finland 4%
Denmark 4%
Other 39%

90% for 10% against

alignment with management.

Meetings by sector

Industrials 18%
Financials 17%
Information technology 14%
Healthcare 13%
Consumer discretionary 12%
Consumer staples 8%
Communication 6%
Materials 6%
Real estate 3%
Energy 2%
Utilities 2%