"As investors, we consciously and responsibly support the development of just, stable, well-functioning and well-governed societies and economies, as well as sound environmental practices.”
Corporate responsibility for us is not about a set of rules. It’s about each individual at GAM adhering to the highest ethical standards and demonstrating probity in everything we do, at work and in our local communities.
As asset managers, our ethos is aligned with those we invest and work for. We work diligently and with integrity to provide our clients with efficient access to investment opportunities and insights to help achieve their aspirations. By putting their capital to work, we help pension funds in mastering the challenges of an ageing society, charities in maximising their impact and individual savers in moulding their future.
We are a signatory to the United Nations-backed Principles for Responsible Investment (UN PRI) and are committed to constantly develop our capabilities to support our teams in incorporating environmental, social and governance (ESG) aspects into their specific investment decision-making processes, to enhance returns and protect long-term value for our clients. We provide updates on our sustainable investment activities and progress as part of our financial reporting.
We strive to offer a stimulating and attractive place to work – where talent is nurtured and developed, where diversity and inclusion are promoted, where employees are empowered and are held accountable for their actions. Teamwork and responsible, independent thinking among our employees are key ingredients for our success.
We encourage our staff to play an active role in the communities where they live and work, for instance by supporting their participation in local volunteering activities, hosting fund-raising events and donating to various charities. Each year we allocate a global budget to match staff donations.
Summary of Group Proxy Voting activities
|Record of total proxy votes (2016)
|Total votes cast across the Group
|Proportion of meetings voted across the Group