AMP Capital is a leader in corporate responsibility. We integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues into both our own operations and our decision-making practice. Throughout our long history, we have been closely intertwined with the community through our customers, advisers, employees and shareholders, therefore we believe it is important to invest responsibly. As one of the first New Zealand fund managers to offer funds with a responsible investment focus, we are able to use our expertise in this area to encourage more proactive management of ESG issues.
To assist our clients in achieving the returns on their investments that they expect, we seek high standards of transparency, corporate governance and social responsibility from the companies in which we invest.
This involves monitoring and entering into dialogue with companies on key aspects of their corporate governance and their relationship with society as a whole. Engaging with companies through individual meetings and other correspondence is another important part of our commitment to good governance. You can download AMP Capital's Corporate Governance Proxy Report for the six months to June 2013 here.