October 19, 2016
Q1: Introduce us, in four bullet points, to GES
- GES provides responsible investment services ranging from policy development and portfolio analytics, to engagement and proxy voting services.
- We have more than 100 clients located globally. Our clients are a fairly even mix of asset owners and managers, as well as some charities and foundations.
- We are a privately owned company founded in 1992 with 65 persons located in five European offices. I’m based in the London office.
- Our research universe consists of more than 22,000 companies and we engage with more than 500 of these companies.
Q2: Explain how ‘outsourced engagement services’ work. Who are the typical clients? How are engagement areas selected? How are communications with companies handled? What results are expected?