Northern Trust’s 2020 Annual Stewardship Report
The events of the past year — the humanitarian crisis of the coronavirus pandemic, the pain of racial injustice, and the environmental damage from wildfires in Australia and California — remind us of how much we all must do to effect change and improve the world in which we live.
With $1.1 trillion in assets under management* across 10,000 companies globally, we recognize we have a responsibility to engage with corporate management to ensure sustainable business practices that improve the environment, society and corporate governance. In 2020 we did just that, voting on more than 140,000 resolutions at over 15,000 meetings.
In 2020, we prioritized:
- Reducing climate risk.
- Promoting equity, diversity and inclusion.
- Improving occupational health and safety, especially during the pandemic.
- Aligning pay for performance.
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