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
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】
Exercise of Voting Rights
Please see the basic concepts and processes, etc. concerning the exercise of voting rights.
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
The company publishes contact details for parties who wish to engage in dialogue regarding the company’s exercise of its voting rights and ESG.