Responsible Investment

As a responsible institutional investor, Sumitomo Mitsui DS Asset Management actively endeavors to engage in responsible investment, including stewardship and ESG activities from the perspective of fulfilling its fiduciary duty to provide good investment returns to customers and the ultimate beneficiaries.

Acceptance of Japan’s Stewardship Code

Acceptance of Japan’s Stewardship Code

The company accepts Japan’s Stewardship Code, which sets out the principles of a “responsible institutional investor.”
The company publishes the results of its “engagement activities” for improving corporate value and self-assessments on the implementation status of the stewardship code, which it is currently reinforcing.

【Engagement activity performance】
Please see below for information up to FY2017.

【Self-evaluation of the implementation status of Japan’s Stewardship Code】
Please see below for information up to FY2017.

Exercise of Voting Rights

ESG Investments

ESG Investments

The company has signed the United Nations’ Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and engages in investment that takes into account the environment, society, and governance (ESG).
The company publishes its ESG investment policies and approaches.

Contact details for dialogue on exercise of voting rights and ESG

Contact details for dialogue on exercise of voting rights and ESG

The company publishes contact details for parties who wish to engage in dialogue regarding the company’s exercise of its voting rights and ESG.