The issue

A renowned Korean electronics company is rated highly by MSCI for its resilience to long-term, financially relevant ESG risks. However, given its influence over global supply chains, we consider it to be a high-impact company and believe its governance requires continuous monitoring.

The outcome

Through ongoing engagement, the company improved its shareholder return policy that focuses on dividends. For 2021-2023, the Board decided to increase the regular dividend pay-out on top of the existing return plan.