Strive Corporate Governance

We Believe in Engagement, Not Divestment.

Our approach to corporate governance is simple: our sole goal is to serve our clients’ financial interests, without concern for any other social or political objective. To that end, Strive advocates for the pursuit of excellence over politics in boardrooms across corporate America.

Our Voice

➡️ Company Engagements
Read our letters to companies like Apple, Chevron, & Disney

Excellence Capitalism

We believe companies maximize value for their shareholders when they are guided by the following universal principles of Excellence Capitalism.

Mission Driven
Customer Centric
Consistently Innovative
Financially Disciplined
Meritocratic

These 5 pillars of Excellence Capitalism guide Strive’s decisions as we vote in the pecuniary interest of the owners of our funds. These pillars ensure that companies maximize shareholder value without any mixed motivations that are often driven by social and political factors. 

Here are the corporate governance tools we use to advance Excellence Capitalism:

SHAREHOLDER PROPOSALS

Shareholders have a right to file proposals with the companies in which they invest, asking them to change how they operate or behave. Strive aims to advance mission-aligned shareholder proposals for companies and sectors in which our clients are invested – including proposals that rectify damage inflicted by other large asset managers that advance social or political agendas.

SHAREHOLDER VOTING

Shareholders have the right to vote on board member elections, as well as proposals submitted by other shareholders or a company’s management team. Strive will analyze high impact proposals to determine whether they will help or hurt a company’s financial return and vote client shares accordingly – without any “mixed motivations” beyond maximizing shareholder value for clients.

PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT

Shareholders also have a public voice that can drive change at companies. Strive will use its voice, on behalf of everyday Americans, to set expectations for America’s business leaders. We will also hold them publicly accountable by applauding them when they meet those expectations and guiding them to improve them when they fall short.

PRIVATE ENGAGEMENT

Large shareholders and asset managers regularly influence corporate decision making through private meetings with CEOs and key personnel. Today, the world’s largest asset managers deliver a monolithic message to CEOs on certain environmental and social issues. By contrast, Strive will deliver a different message: focus exclusively on product excellence over any other agenda. We believe this will help improve underlying corporate performance.

SHAREHOLDER PROPOSALS

Shareholders have a right to file proposals with the companies in which they invest, asking them to change how they operate or behave. Strive aims to advance mission-aligned shareholder proposals for companies and sectors in which our clients are invested – including proposals that rectify damage inflicted by other large asset managers that advance social or political agendas.

SHAREHOLDER VOTING

Shareholders have the right to vote on board member elections, as well as proposals submitted by other shareholders or a company’s management team. Strive will analyze high impact proposals to determine whether they will help or hurt a company’s financial return and vote client shares accordingly – without any “mixed motivations” beyond maximizing shareholder value for clients.

PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT

Shareholders also have a public voice that can drive change at companies. Strive will use its voice, on behalf of everyday Americans, to set expectations for America’s business leaders. We will also hold them publicly accountable by applauding them when they meet those expectations and guiding them to improve them when they fall short.

PRIVATE ENGAGEMENT

Large shareholders and asset managers regularly influence corporate decision making through private meetings with CEOs and key personnel. Today, the world’s largest asset managers deliver a monolithic message to CEOs on certain environmental and social issues. By contrast, Strive will deliver a different message: focus exclusively on product excellence over any other agenda. We believe this will help improve underlying corporate performance.

Company Engagement

On behalf of our clients, we use our voice to engage with the companies we are invested in. Strive is committed to helping companies achieve their greatest potential in ways that maximize long run shareholder value. 

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