Benjamin Colton

Global Head of the Asset Stewardship Team, State Street Global Advisors (SSGA)

Benjamin Colton is the Global Head of Asset Stewardship, Voting & Engagement at State Street Global Advisors (SSGA).  He and his team are responsible for developing and implementing SSGA’s global proxy voting policies and guidelines across all investment strategies, and managing SSGA’s proxy voting activities and issuer engagement on ESG issues.

Prior to his current role, he was based out of Tokyo, Japan serving as the Head of Asia-Pacific leading SSGA’s Asset Stewardship efforts across the region.

Prior to joining SSGA in 2018, he worked at Norges Bank Investment Management for a total of eight years based in Oslo, Norway and later in New York City.

He earned Master’s degrees from both the London School of Economics & Political Science and the University of Nevada, Reno.

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