NZ Super Fund takes important step to improve transparency
March 11, 2019

Records of how the NZ Super Fund has voted at listed company AGMs are now available on the Fund's website.

Anne-Maree O'Connor, Head of Responsible Investment, says the move is a step forward for transparency, and in line with leading investment management practices globally.

Stakeholders can now see NZ Super Fund voting data by country and company right down to individual resolutions.

"The Fund's voting information will be useful for companies, investors and other stakeholders in the listed markets, and making it available on our website is consistent with our organizational commitment to transparency," says Ms O'Connor.

"Voting is a core part of the NZ Super Fund's responsible investment approach. Given its importance to shareholder oversight of directors and boards, our aim is for the Fund's votes to reflect the essential elements of good governance: transparency, board alignment with shareholder interests, long-term strategy, appropriate remuneration, business ethics and shareholder rights."





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Records of how the NZ Super Fund has voted at listed company AGMs are now available on the Fund's website.

Anne-Maree O'Connor, Head of Responsible Investment, says the move is a step forward for transparency, and in line with leading investment management practices globally.

Stakeholders can now see NZ Super Fund voting data by country and company right down to individual resolutions.

"The Fund's voting information will be useful for companies, investors and other stakeholders in the listed markets, and making it available on our website is consistent with our organizational commitment to transparency," says Ms O'Connor.

"Voting is a core part of the NZ Super Fund's responsible investment approach. Given its importance to shareholder oversight of directors and boards, our aim is for the Fund's votes to reflect the essential elements of good governance: transparency, board alignment with shareholder interests, long-term strategy, appropriate remuneration, business ethics and shareholder rights."



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