Best Practice Principles & Stewardship Codes

Glass Lewis has issued statements on a variety of global stewardship codes, and is a charter signatory of the Best Practice Principles for Shareholder Voting Research & Analysis, which were launched in March 2014.

Glass Lewis’ Statement of Compliance with the Best Practice Principles for Providers of Shareholder Voting Research & Analysis details how Glass Lewis applies each of the three principles of Service Quality, Conflicts of Interest Management, and Market Communications and all related guidance to the work we perform on behalf of our clients.

The Best Practice Principles Group (BPPG) website provides details on the principles, an overview of how they were developed and lists members and signatories. Visit the BPPG website.

Glass Lewis’ Statement on the UK Stewardship Code, published by the Financial Reporting Council in July 2010 and updated in October 2012. The purpose of the UK Stewardship Code is to promote greater transparency among investor groups with respect to the handling of responsible investment activities.

Glass Lewis’ Statement on AMF Recommendation No. 2011-06 on proxy advisory firms, issued by the Autorité des Marches Financiers (“AMF”) in March 2011. The purpose of the AMF Recommendation is to secure greater transparency with regard to the operation and role of proxy advisors.

Glass Lewis’ Statement on Japan’s Stewardship Code, published by the Council of Experts on the Stewardship Code in February 2014 and updated in November 2017. The Code was published in an effort to endorse greater transparency among investor groups with respect to the handling of responsible investment activities.

Glass Lewis’ Statement on Korea’s Stewardship Code, published by the Korea Stewardship Code Council on December 16, 2016, in an effort to enhance investor stewardship, reflecting the responsibility of institutional investors to engage constructively with invested companies.