Eumedion is one of the seven supporting organisations of the Dutch corporate governance code that contains principles and best practices for an effective corporate governance model that is intended to promote the continued success of listed companies.
According to the considerations of the recently adopted Shareholder Engagement Directive, “effective and sustainable shareholder engagement is one of the cornerstones of the corporate governance model of listed companies”. Asset owners and asset managers hold the overwhelming majority of the shares in listed companies and manage other people's and institutions’ money. As a result, society at large expects that both Dutch and non-Dutch asset owners and asset managers take their responsibility in playing an active role in promoting good corporate governance and sustainability practices of Dutch listed companies. It is for this reason that Eumedion drafted this Stewardship Code.