CCLA's James Corah: Voting should matter to fund selectors

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In his best-selling self-help book, 'Atomic Habits', James Clear states that “every action you take is a vote for the type of person you want to become”. The uplifting meaning is clear. You are in control. You can become whoever you want to be.

This level of self-deterministic optimism is not something that easily translates into the sustainable finance industry. Indeed, it feels like the sustainable funds sector is ridden with negativity in the face of ESG backlash and is in the middle of what feels like a never ending identity crisis as it searches for a clear purpose. Investor group issues 'urgent' call for asset managers to ramp up pass-through voting adoption Even with SDR on the horizon, which should bring unprecedented clarity to the sector, fund selectors have to work hard to understand which asset management firm...

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