Inequality is a pressing issue in today’s world, and the gap in the wealth and income distribution has reached unsustainable levels, despite declining poverty levels. It can be addressed by empowering marginalised people, but importantly also by limiting the income and wealth growth of the (ultra)rich.
Triodos Investment Management’s responsibility as an impact investor is to encourage balanced and fair remuneration policies and practices, limiting excessive CEO remuneration and reducing the income spread in listed companies. We do so by excluding companies with the most excessive and inherently unequal remuneration systems, and by engaging with these companies on this topic. In doing so, we also aim to raise awareness and to inspire other investors to adopt clear absolute and relative thresholds on executive remuneration.