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Shareholder engagement

Bâtirente analyzes the environmental, social and governance (ESG) performances of enterprises in its portfolios according to its Guidelines on extrafinancial risks management. This is how it identifies enterprises with the lowest performance, presenting them with proposals meant to mitigate these risks and, when applicable, submitting proposals to other shareholders on the occasion of their annual general meetings and conducting campaigns to convince them of their merit.

Bâtirente is thus intervening on issues as diverse as climate change, sustainable logging, biodiversity protection, board member election processes, compensation programs, the defence of Southern-hemisphere workers’ working conditions, the respect of native rights and the fight against corruption.