Are your proxies being voted according to your principles and priorities?

Now you can find out, using SHARE’s proxy audit tool.

SHARE’s proxy audit tool helps investment committees and trustee boards monitor and manage how your proxies are voted including how your votes are being cast on priority issues such as director elections, climate change, workplace safety, board diversity and executive compensation. This innovative new tool will help you:

  • Make the most of a valuable asset
  • Cut through the details to get the big picture
  • Zero in on key metrics
  • Compare manager voting performance
  • Benchmark your voting

SHARE’s proxy audit will help you understand…

Am I voting with an independent voice?

How often your managers vote for or against corporate managements’ recommendations on ballot items is summarized by category.

What am I voting for and against?

Voting results are broken down to show each manager’s level of support for key corporate and shareholder ballot items.

Am I voting consistently?

When two or more managers hold the same company, you will find out if you speak with one voice or cancel yourself out.

How does my voting compare?

Your votes will be benchmarked against a governance leader and against the actual vote results.

WHAT ARE INVESTORS SAYING ABOUT SHARE’S PROXY AUDIT TOOL?

The SHARE Proxy Vote Audit provides our endowment with a clear and easy to understand picture of how our proxy votes are being executed and helps us work together with our asset managers to ensure that our votes are cast consistently in the best interests of our beneficiaries.”

Jacky ShenDirector of Treasury, Simon Fraser University

Proxy voting is a powerful tool to advance good governance and responsible corporate behaviour in our portfolio. With multiple equity managers, understand how our managers are exercising our voting rights can be a challenging task for our investment committee. That is why SHARE’s Proxy Vote Audit tool has become an essential part of our investment oversight process.”

Annette AquinExecutive Vice President, Finance and Operations, Hamilton Community Foundation

FROM A TRUSTED GOVERNANCE LEADER

Building on SHARE’s well-established suite of research, training, engagement and voting services, our proxy audit tool reflects SHARE’s longstanding commitment to investor stewardship and principled corporate governance.

For more information, contact:

Kevin Thomas
Chief Executive Officer
Shareholder Association for Research and Education

[email protected]

416.306.6453