Our stewardship activities

OIM is an active steward of its investments, and the active ownership strategy is aligned with the rest of our sustainable commitments. An active sustainable voting policy combined with an engagement approach creates more effective and sustainable impact.
Stewardship highlights of 2022

In 2022, we engaged with a total of 581 companies globally

Engagements were on 2,507 issues and objectives

We also voted at 1,032 meetings on a total of 12,962 proposals

2022 engagements overview

Social and Ethical
Strategy, Risk and Communication

Total voted meetings 2022

Voted meetings
Unvoted meetings

2022 votes by theme

Governance resolutions
Environmental resolutions
Social resolutions
E & S combined resolutions

Engagements by region

Developed Asia
Emerging & Developed Markets
North America
United Kingdom
Proxy Voting
The Fund adheres to sustainable investment proxy voting guidelines in partnership with leading global provider ISS. OIM’s sustainable voting policy generally references globally recognized sustainability-related initiatives such as the Principles for Responsible Investment, UN Global Compact, the protection of human rights, and gender diversity on boards, among other objectives. They advance positive corporate ESG actions which promote practices that mitigate financial and reputational risk.
OIM is committed to a tangible impact in a real-world setting and is cognizant that in the climate related arena in particular, divestment alone does not reduce real world carbon emissions. Therefore, OIM resorts to engagement in a structured dialogue with a given company and attempts to influence the way it conducts its business.

OIM believes that direct and collaborative engagement can drive change in the way companies conduct their business activities which leads to tangible improvements. We engage with companies via our partner, Hermes EOS.

Engagement themes for 2023-25

Natural resource stewardship

  • Biodiversity and sustainable food systems
  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Water stress

Circular economy and zero pollution

  • Circular economy and waste
  • Pollution Climate change action

Greenhouse gas emissions reduction

  • Greenhouse gas emissions reduction
  • Physical risk actions
  • Governance, lobbying and disclosure

Human capital

  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Terms of employment
  • Health, safety and wellbeing

Human and labour rights

  • Access and affordability
  • Supply chain labour rights
  • Indigenous and community rights

Wider societal impacts

  • Conduct and ethics
  • Product satety and quality
  • Responsible tax practices

Business purpose, strategy and policies

  • Business purpose
  • Long-term sustainable strategy
  • Capital allocation

Corporate reporting

  • Sustainability transparency
  • Audit and accounting

Risk management

  • Enterprise risk practices
  • Cyber security

Board effectiveness

  • Basic shareholder rights
  • Minority protections

Executive remuneration

  • Pay design and disclosure
  • Fair pay outcomes

Board effectiveness

  • Board composition and structure
  • Board dynamics and culture
  • Succession planning
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