CT UK High Income Trust – ESG engagement in Practice
The year ending 31 March 2021 saw CTs Responsible Investment team engaged 81 times with management in the Company’s portfolio. The most common topics for discussion were corporate governance, labour standards, public health, climate change and environmental standards.
CT also exercises its right to vote as another way to influence positive change. Voting against management on key resolutions sends a clear signal to companies on the importance of improving their business practices. CT regularly engages companies before and after voting to explain their expectations and invite comment, and to explain its reasons for any votes against management. With respect to CT UK High Income Trust’s investments, in the year to 31 March 2021, CT voted at 43 meetings of investee companies held in the portfolio. Public details of all CT’s voting activity, including rationale for votes against management, become available on the website the day after each shareholder meeting here.
Learn more about the Trust’s approach in our latest report and accounts here.
*As at 31 December 2020
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