We believe that sound governance reflects the solidity and durability of our portfolio companies. This is why we encourage them to adopt robust risk management practices and an organizational culture that is based on collaboration and sharing best practices.

2021 Highlights


Companies with which we held discussions on ESG issues


Proposals voted on at 5,762 shareholder meetings


Technology risk analyses conducted by our teams

For more details on our actions on governance, read our 2021 Sustainable Investing Report.

Making ESG a core theme

Through our governance structure, we ensure that our sustainable investment principles and various aspects of ESG are actively incorporated into portfolio management.

Through this ongoing collaboration between our teams we:

  • Take ESG considerations into account in all investment decisions
  • Establish a dialogue with the members of management or the Boards of portfolio companies
  • Ensure that the portfolios are well positioned for the transition to a sustainable economy

Our conviction

A sound governance structure facilitates decision-making and promotes the interests of both the company and its stakeholders.

Exercising our voting rights

As a shareholder, our voting rights provide considerable leverage for expressing our position on governance matters, in accordance with the principles described in our Policy Governing the Exercise of Voting Rights of Public Companies.

See the results of our votes

Protecting our companies from technology risks

We perform rigorous cybersecurity analyses on our portfolio companies to:

  • Assign each of them a customized cybersecurity rating
  • Support decision-making by our teams

We also provide the support they need to improve their cybersecurity practices, both to prevent cybersecurity incidents and in response to them.

In 2021, our teams concluded 398 technology risk analyses, including 172 analyses of transactions.

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