VPIC communicates with company management through several shareholder tools. One is proxy voting, which allows an equity shareholder of a company to vote on resolutions pertinent to the operations of the firm without being in physical attendance at the annual general meeting of the company.
The VPIC votes its proxies in line with the Commission approved VPIC International Proxy Voting Policy and VPIC Domestic Proxy Voting Policy, respectively. These policies direct VPIC to vote on topics in a manner that aligns with the interests and philosophy of the retirement systems. VPIC votes annually at approximately 1,000 company meetings on over 10,000 proxy ballot proposals. The policies are available at this link Investment Policies.