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GSAM Stewardship

GSAM Stewardship

Overview


At Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM), we are committed to promoting and exercising effective stewardship among the companies represented in the portfolios we manage on behalf of our investing clients. We believe stewardship, active engagement, and integration of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors play an important role in active investment management.

We are active participants in various ESG industry efforts, and strive to balance the depth and quality of our contributions, as well as to be transparent and collaborative in our approach. This page outlines how we evidence our commitments to various industry collaborations around the globe.

GSAM Stewardship Report 2020 highlights GSAM’s proxy voting and engagement efforts.

 

Proxy Voting and Company Engagement


At GSAM, we also demonstrate responsible ownership through our global proxy voting policy, which is updated annually to incorporate current beliefs on key governance and ESG topics. We regularly engage company management teams throughout the year. Please see our engagement policy. We disclose our votes publicly to comply with various regulations and global stewardship codes.

Stewardship Initiatives and Affiliations


We act to advance best practices via affiliations and industry participation. GSAM seeks to build industry influence and promote best practices in ESG and stewardship through various memberships and affiliations, including: