Partners and Networks
Primary ESG Research Provider:
MSCI ESG Research is the world’s largest provider of environmental, social and governance (ESG) research. With more than 40 years of experience and 150 ESG analysts located across the world, the company assesses more than 8,000 companies in terms of ESG risk and opportunity exposure, ESG management and controversial activities. MSCI ESG Research is a subsidiary of MSCI Inc. It is listed on NYSE and provides all underlying ESG data for the MSCI Index family. Engagement International has collaborated with MSCI ESG Research since the launch of the company in 2014.
Primary Proxy Voting Provider:
Minerva is Europe’s independent provider of global proxy voting services with a sustainability-centric approach. Minerva, formerly known as Manifest, offers an integrated suite of services comprising electronic voting, governance research, bespoke voting templates, and a comprehensive range of ESG data to support an evidence-based approach to responsible stewardship. For the past two decades Minerva has helped organisations such as the OECD, the UK Government and FRC, academics, asset owners, and asset managers to tackle the challenges of analysing ESG data and incorporating this into decision-making. In June 2019, Minerva became a Solactive group company.
Other partners and networks:
The PRI is the world’s leading proponent of responsible investment. Founded by UN Global Compact and UNEP Finance Initiative in 2005, it organises more than 1,800 asset owners, investment managers and service providers. They have signed the six Principles of Responsible Investment and thereby are committed to integrate ESG considerations in their investment decisions and strategies. Engagement International is a signatory to the principles.
UN Global Compact is a United Nations initiative to encourage businesses worldwide to adopt sustainable and socially responsible policies and to report on their implementation. More than 13,000 corporate participants and other stakeholders have signed the organisations ten principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anticorruption. Engagement International is committed to following UN Global Compact principles, but cannot formally be a signatory because of the relatively small size of the company.
The FSB Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) develops voluntary, consistent climate-related financial risk disclosures for use by companies that help investors, lenders, insurers, and other stakeholders measure and respond to climate change risks. Engagement International is a supporting company of the TCFD.
Dansif is the Danish Social Investment Forum, organising responsible investors in Denmark. Founded in 2008, Dansif is an impartial forum for institutional investors and others with interest in ESG and responsible investment activities in Denmark. The objective of the organisation is to exchange experiences among members and in the society as well as to facilitate a diversified debate. Engagement International is a member of Dansif and has been represented by our CEO at the board until 2016.
Finansforeningen is the Danish Finance Society/CFA Society Denmark, founded in 1974. The society has about 1,700 members. The aim of the society is to act as a professional forum on the highest international level for professionals within finance and investment. Engagement International is a member.