Minerva Analytics is Europe’s only independent provider of global proxy voting services with a sustainability-centric approach. Following the acquisition of Manifest in March 2018, Minerva offers clients a comprehensive suite of electronic voting, company research, bespoke ESG and Climate Change voting policy services.
We provide clients with access to a comprehensive set of key governance data to support them in implementing an evidence-based approach to stewardship. With over 6,500 global companies in coverage, Minerva has created one of the largest dedicated corporate governance and ESG-factor information databases available to asset owners. In June 2019 Minerva became part of the German-based custom index provider, Solactive AG, which opens up new possibilities for us in terms of providing access to our particular approach to asset stewardship to overseas institutional investors, in addition to supporting clients with bespoke ESG benchmarks.
We have also recently expanded our client offering to include a Sustainable Governance Benchmark product. Using this service, clients can assess individual equity holdings in terms of their compliance with sustainability best practices, in addition to traditional corporate governance metrics. This information can be collated at portfolio and then total Fund level, providing Elected Members and Officers with at-a-glance standardized sustainability reporting.