As an owner in public companies, we have the right to vote on proposals brought before shareholders at annual and special meetings. Voting proxies is not only our fiduciary responsibility as a shareholder; it is also a crucial way to convey our views to Boards of Directors and management.
Our Proxy Voting Principles And Guidelines provide guidance on how we are likely to vote. Using these principles as a guide, we respond to specific matters on a company-by-company basis. Underlying these principles is our firm belief that as a long-term investor we must consider the best long-term interests of the company. We review these principles on an annual basis to ensure they reflect evolving global governance best practices.
Read our Proxy Voting Principles and Guidelines in Simplified Chinese.
CPP Investments makes all of our proxy voting decisions independently. We engage an independent service provider (Institutional Shareholder Services Inc.) to make initial, custom recommendations based on our voting guidelines. Our Sustainable Investing group then considers these recommendations, conducts research, consults with our investment teams and engages with companies and stakeholders if necessary, to arrive at CPP Investments’ own voting decision.
To see how we have voted or intend to vote at shareholder meetings of specific companies, please enter the company’s name or the date range of the meetings in the appropriate field below.