In pursuing its strategy, Blue Harbour regularly works to positively influence company policies regarding environmental and social stewardship, corporate governance, board composition, and executive compensation, in order to enhance financial performance. Equally important, as a fiduciary, we are required to prudently manage our clients’ capital, and we have a duty to take extra care in our investment decisions so that investments are neither selected nor excluded solely based on social or environmental factors.
Key tenets of Blue Harbour’s responsible investing guidelines include:
- Incorporating Environmental, Social and corporate Governance issues into our investment analysis and decision-making processes.
- Promoting the acceptance and implementation of good corporate governance principles within the investment industry.
- Maintaining a strict policy to thoughtfully consider our proxy voting positions and to cast votes in a manner that encourages strong corporate governance practices to enhance long-term shareholder value.
- Promote responsible investing principles and regularly engage in such dialogue with our portfolio companies and investment prospects.
We believe that implementation of these guiding principles will serve to improve the corporate governance landscape, more broadly, but furthermore, enhance alpha-generation for our own portfolios.
We would be pleased to discuss the specific details of this policy upon request.