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Vanguard Investment Stewardship 2018 Annual Report

This report outlines our philosophy on corporate governance and describes our advocacy and engagement activities in the U.S. and abroad for the 12-month period ended June 30, 2018. The report also includes insights into our voting record during the last proxy year.

Investment Stewardship in focus: Europe 2018

An in-depth look at our stewardship efforts across Europe.

Investment Stewardship in focus: Asia 2018

An in-depth look at our stewardship efforts across Asia.

Investment Stewardship in focus: Australia and New Zealand

An in-depth look at our stewardship efforts in these two countries.

Top ten questions about Investment Stewardship

On the heels of a new annual report, Investment Stewardship provides answers to the most frequently asked questions about our advocacy, engagement, and voting activities.

Vanguard's voice on societal risks

As an investment manager, Vanguard has a responsibility to understand how business activities that pose a risk to society may also pose a risk to the long-term value of our funds.

Vanguard 2018 Investment Stewardship Semiannual Engagement Update

In this midyear update, Vanguard's Investment Stewardship team shares examples of the dialogues it has had with hundreds of company leaders and directors.

Engaging with Vanguard: A guide for company boards and management teams

During the last proxy season, Vanguard's Investment Stewardship team voted at more than 18,000 company meetings. Here is a quick guide on how to set up an engagement with our team.


Vanguard Investment Stewardship 2017 Annual Report

Our latest annual report on our investment stewardship activities covers the 12-month period ended June 30, 2017. The report describes our engagements with corporate leaders and our advocacy for governance practices that support the best economic interests of long-term investors.

Chairman Bill McNabb’s 2017 letter to portfolio companies

In his most recent letter to the largest companies in which Vanguard funds invest, Chairman Bill McNabb conveys our perspectives and expectations regarding board composition, risk management, and shareholder engagement.

The ultimate long-term investors

In a recent commentary on the Vanguard Blog, Chairman Bill McNabb explains that although index funds may be passive investors, Vanguard funds are not passive owners.