Voting

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 governance Erik Durhan, – erik.durhan [at] nordea.com or read more in our reports.

Voting summary 2021

Voted on more than

0

General Meetings. 

We joined

0

nomination committees.

Meetings by country

  • USA 23.0%
  • China 10.5%
  • Japan 8.9%
  • Sweden 6.3%
  • United Kingdom 3.7%
  • Other 47.5%

Meetings by sector

  • Industrials 16.7%
  • Consumer Discretionary 11.8%
  • Financials 14.1%
  • Information Technology 11.4%
  • Health Care 10.1%
  • Materials 8.1%
  • Consumer Staples 8.0%
  • Real Estate 6.3%
  • Communication Services 6.2%
  • Utilities 3.9%
  • Energy 3.4%

89% for 11% against

alignment with management.

 

Voting summary for 2020

Voted on

701

General Meetings. 

We joined

41

nomination committees.

Meetings by country

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

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%
     

90% for 10% against

alignment with management.
 

 

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