Responsible Investor
March 14, 2014

GES, the Stockholm-based ESG research house, is merging with Governance for Owners’ five-strong Stewardship Services arm, which is being split off from GO.

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The merged entity will operate under the GES name with support on Japanese engagements from Governance for Owners’ Tokyo operations. The aim is to create a global leader in ESG engagement, research and voting.

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Magnus Furugård, President and Managing Director of GES, said: “The combined firm will create a comprehensive offering to cover all aspects of engagement, including proxy voting.” Brown added: “The combined business will be well placed to focus on its core strengths and grow independently from GO, which will now focus on investment business.”

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by Daniel Brooksbank
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