We are delighted to announce that Downing’s Head of Responsible Investment, Roger Lewis, has been appointed to the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) Global Stewardship Committee.

Roger was selected from ICGN’s wide range of investor members based on his and Downing’s expertise in active ownership.

The ICGN Stewardship Committee focuses on fiduciary duties, shareholder rights, shareholder meetings, company monitoring, voting engagement and investment mandates.

Roger Lewis, Head of Responsible Investment, commented: “Stewardship is absolutely core to our fiduciary duties in the 2020s and to achieving real ESG outcomes. And it’s a source of investment alpha. Therefore a great privilege to be appointed to ICGN’s stewardship committee, to define best practices here.”

View the full committee here and read more about Downing’s approach to responsible investment