Wespath Benefits and Investments (Wespath) and its subsidiaries (including Wespath Institutional Investments) owns shares of stock in approximately 5,000 companies. Wespath endeavors to vote the proxy of each. Proxy votes are cast in accordance with Wespath’s proxy voting guidelines. The guidelines are updated and approved by Wespath’s board of directors annually.
Wespath’s proxy voting guidelines promote well-run companies with strong and accountable leadership, remuneration that is linked to financial and social performance, and the integration of ESG issues into business practices.
In addition to voting its proxies, Wespath files, co-files and supports shareholder resolutions where such resolutions can effect positive change consistent with Wespath’s fiduciary responsibilities.