The Governance Policy is divided into two sections: Engagement Policy and a Proxy Voting Policy.

Engagement Policy

Aeon Investment Management’s engagement policy details the types of engagements we have, our process of engagement and the number and type of interactions held with company management teams regarding Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) issues. By engaging with company management, we alert them to ESG risk factors that we have identified and consider. We do not primarily use ESG factors to make an investment decision but rather as an aid to our investment decisions. We prioritise collaborative engagements as per our exposure and the materiality of the impact on our current and future holdings. We normally define specific objectives for companies’ engagement activities and monitor the actions they take following the engagement.

Proxy Voting Policy

Aeon Investment Management follows the King IV code and principles outlined in the PRI when making proxy vote decisions on behalf of our clients. Any conflicting resolution is usually voted against if no sufficient justification is provided. Aeon Investment Management considers its internally developed Social Policy in its proxy voting decision-making. Inevitably, most resolutions do not cover the Social Policy framework and in this instance, we interact and lobby company management directly on social responsibility investment and ESG relevant issues.

“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” – Nelson Mandela