After each proxy season AMP Capital publishes a comprehensive corporate governance report. This report discloses our voting statistics, names companies where resolutions were voted against and presents various topical articles and research on governance.
|2017 Full-year report - March 2017
- AMP Capital’s approach to ESG
- ESG trends to watch
- The ethical dilemma
- Is it OK to exclude companies purely on ethical grounds?
- Can everything of value be measured?
- AMP Capital Report 2016: Gender Diversity
- The real reason we are still talking about it
- Shareholder engagement
- Overview of proxy voting
- AMP Capital Managed Funds
- Australian Funds
- Asian Equities
- Global Listed Real Estate
- Global Listed Infrastructure 21
- Externally-managed portfolios
- Multi-asset Funds
- New Zealand Funds
|2016 Mid-year report - September 2016
- Disruption in financial services… through the eyes of an ESG analyst
- Driverless cars, the sharing economy and blockchain are three of the top sources of disruption for Australia’s insurance and diversified financial services sector, according to AMP Capital’s latest Corporate Governance Report.
- Disruption is an integral part of AMP Capital’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) research into Australian companies. The way these companies position themselves for change provides ESG analysts with unique key investment insights.
- Gender diversity on boards: celebrating Australia’s progress
- It’s easy to be disheartened about the state of board diversity in Australia when less than 25 percent of company directors are women. But rather than dwell on the negatives, recognition of Australia’s solid progress provides plenty of reasons to celebrate.
- Just five years ago, women’s representation on the boards of Australia’s major companies was barely more than 10 percent. Since then, the number of board seats filled by women has risen sharply. The pace of improvement in Australia has been strong, especially when compared to the United States where progress appears to have slowed.
- How investors manage climate change risk in their portfolios
- AMP Capital considered how investment returns may be impacted by climate change and the decisions countries make as a result of their need to set ambitious emissions reduction targets. Understanding the climate change risk that might sit within an investor’s portfolio is not straight forward. There are three main climate change risks that manifest themselves in equity and corporate bond portfolios:
- Impact on company valuations as a result of policies to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of the companies (and their value chains) within a portfolio.
- Impact on company valuations of fossil-fuel producers and distributers as a result of policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
- Impact on company valuations from the physical impacts of climate change.
- Global Connections
- An overview of what AMP Capital’s ESG team has been up to – connecting globally
|2015 Full-year report - February 2016
- CEO pay: How much is too much?
Companies often fall into the trap of paying their CEO ‘what everyone else pays’. After finding the total pay of CEOs can be many times that of the next highest paid executive in that organisation AMP Capital ponders whether the premium is justified.
- Gender diversity: Will the gender diversity of boards reach 30 per cent?
The boards of Australian companies are becoming more gender-diverse. In this article AMP Capital reports on the initiatives driving this change and investigates what more can be done.
- Paris Climate Conference: What to make of the Paris Agreement
As the global implications of climate change become more widely understood, it is pleasing to see countries work together to address the challenges. In this article AMP Capital considers the ramifications as well as the winners and losers of a commitment to limit global warming.
|2015 Mid-year report - September 2015
- Data and Cyber Security
- The Banking Sector ... through the eyes of an ESG analyst
- In the news:
- Human rights: an investor issue?
- The role of ethics in business and finance
- New rules on disclosure
- Proxy Voting Statistics
|2014 Full year report - March 2015
- Gender diversity: The smart thing to do
- Obesity: The (investment) risks of being ‘overweight’
- Coal seam gas: How important is it?
- Shareholder engagement: Current themes
|2014 Mid year report - August 2014
- Governance - Going global
- ESG - sharing insights with global asset owners and investors
- Supply chain risks - Bangladesh field trip
|2013 Full year report - March 2014
- Leadership matters: how an ‘intangible factor’ such as the quality of a company’s leadership affects shareholder returns and the importance of good leadership succession planning
- ESG myth-busting: dispelling ‘myths’ around the impact Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors can have on investments.
- The challenges of mining in developing countries
- Stranded assets: how big is the issue?
- Gender diversity: Recent observations including that on AMP Capital’s assessment there is a positive correlation between a company’s governance quality and the number of women that sit on its board.
|2013 Mid year report - August 2013
- Are shareholders getting the companies they deserve? Is there enough focus on the long-term?
- The need for good communication between shareholders and companies
- Why ‘supply chain’ management is a human rights AND investment issue
- A look at how understanding ESG factors can add to fund performance
|2012 Full year report - January 2013
- The two-strikes rule and why shareholders care about pay
- AREITs - a case study in corporate governance risk
- AMP Capital 2012 proxy voting statistics (Australian and global)
- Governance in brief
|2012 Mid year report - July 2012
- Why investors should care about ESG
- Two strike rule: will boards be spilled?
- Snippets (including 'Cost of combined CEO/Chairman')
|2011 Full year report - February 2012
- Remuneration: Why so many chairmen engaged with AMP Capital this year
- Aligning pay with performance: a shareholder's perspective
- Snippets (including 'More women on ASX boards')
|2011 Mid year report - September 2011
- Two-strikes and you're out
- Australia's clean energy future)
|2010 Full year report - January 2011
- Has the GFC provided a tipping point for ESG?
- Proxy advisers: are investors better off with them?
|2010 Mid year report - August 2010
- Remuneration: consider the consequences
- Gender diversity - does it matter?