BT's positions and approach

We are committed to providing our customers clear and relevant information and insights about our approach to help them to make informed decisions.

Asset stewardship

As a large investor, we have the power to influence companies through our assets under management and long‐term investment horizon. We achieve this by influencing the responsible practices of companies in which our funds invest, through engagement with companies and exercising voting rights (known as asset stewardship).

For investment options issued by BT entities where BT acts in the role of investment manager:

Engagement

For investment options issued by BT entities where we act in the role of investment manager, we primarily engage through specialist engagement service providers, specifically EOS at Federated Hermes (Hermes EOS) for global shares and Regnan – Governance Research & Engagement (Regnan) for domestic shares.

You can read more about how these companies approach engagement in the below reports.

International Engagement

Domestic Engagement

Proxy voting

For investment options issued by BT entities where we act in the role of investment manager, we disclose proxy voting records via our proxy voting dashboards, accessed via the links below.

The following document is intended to assist you to select the correct Fund Group in the proxy voting dashboard.

Reporting

We believe in being transparent in our approach and progress.  This includes regular reporting on our sustainability approach.

Climate-related disclosures

We are committed to providing our customers with clear and relevant information regarding our approach to climate-related impacts. 

Things you should know

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