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  • Global Equities case study - how Zoetis is advancing animal health

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    Global Equities case study: how Zoetis is advancing animal health

    2020-06-30T13:33:00Z

    Our Global Equity ESG strategy aims to invest in companies with a combination of time-tested fundamental and environmental, social and governance (ESG) characteristics that are attractively priced. This is well-illustrated through our exposure to current holding Zoetis.

  • Catalysing impact - how investors can fight climate change

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    Catalysing impact: how investors can fight climate change

    2020-06-29T13:39:00Z

    Amid the dislocation of the coronavirus, it is easy to forget that just a few short months ago the debate about the climate crisis – and our collective response – was gaining momentum. In the first of two special climate-focused episodes of Fundamentals, we ask: is climate action taking a back seat to Covid-19? And what role can impact strategies play in tackling the most defining challenge of our time?

  • Samsung Electronics - driving the sustainability agenda in emerging markets

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    Samsung Electronics: driving the sustainability agenda in emerging markets

    2020-06-26T13:52:00Z

    Our Global Equity ESG strategy aims to invest in companies with a combination of time-tested fundamental and environmental, social and governance (ESG) characteristics that are attractively priced. We believe that companies with a competitive advantage and sustainable business models are likely to offer visibility of earnings growth. This can be demonstrated through our exposure to South Korean consumer and industrial electronic equipment company, Samsung Electronics.

  • Fiorino - the purpose of pandemic banking

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    Fiorino: the purpose of pandemic banking

    2020-06-25T13:46:00Z

    In the latest instalment of Fiorino, our blog focused on deciphering complexity in global financials, we assess the resilience of banks as they prepare to finance businesses during the disruption caused by the pandemic.

  • The sustainability of sustainability - green finance during the pandemic

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    The sustainability of sustainability: green finance during the pandemic

    2020-06-19T15:20:00Z

    Sustainable finance has been resilient amid the market shock, as a heightened awareness of environmental, social and governance (ESG) behaviours has coincided with a surge of regulatory changes and an uptick in green capital-market activities.

  • Prosperity and preservation - the aim of active ownership

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    Prosperity and preservation: the aim of active ownership

    2020-06-18T15:15:00Z

    The exogeneous shock of the coronavirus pandemic has confirmed the importance of sustainability. We have absolute conviction that we must continue to act as owners of companies and help shape the narrative of the role of sustainability in a post-coronavirus world.

  • Beyond the box-ticking - what really makes a board function well?

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    Beyond the box-ticking: what really makes a board function well?

    2020-06-12T12:05:00Z

    At the end of April, EOS at Federated Hermes published a white paper ‘Guiding Principles for an Effective Board – Insights from Engagement’. These five principles focus on the human, relational and behavioural aspects of boards, rather than the usual standardised data sets, which don’t tell the full story.

  • Quarterly Economic Outlook - we’ve never had it so loose

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    Quarterly Economic Outlook: we’ve never had it so loose

    2020-06-11T12:16:00Z

    The US and UK are already running highly negative interest rates, when QE is considered, according to a report by the International business of Federated Hermes. It says that true, QE-adjusted policy rates are now as low as -10% in the US, and -6% in the UK or around -12% and -8% in real (inflation-adjusted) terms. 

  • Responsibility Report 2020

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    Responsibility Report 2020

    2020-06-09T12:21:00Z

    Welcome to our inaugural Responsibility Report – an annual publication that provides clear information about our responsible business practices, our approach to responsible investing and our firm-wide advocacy activities.

  • Does the coronavirus mean the end of the fast fashion trend?

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    Does the coronavirus mean the end of the fast fashion trend?

    2020-06-09T12:10:00Z

    With high street fashion stores closed due to the global pandemic and unsold stock piling up in warehouses, “fast fashion” is under pressure as never before. Does lockdown offer a chance to rethink this unsustainable business model, which has high environmental and social costs?

  • Greta’s expectations - we must all be stewards now!

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    Greta’s expectations: we must all be stewards now!

    2020-06-08T12:27:00Z

    We need to rethink our economic model – and the new one needs to be premised on stewardship in the broadest sense of the word. Action is required on the part of all participants in the economic system, with the investment industry, as the turntable of capital, having a key role to play.

  • Climate change and infectious diseases

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    Climate change and infectious diseases

    2020-06-05T10:38:00Z

    As we manage our way through the coronavirus pandemic, we must not lose sight of the systemic risk posed by the climate crisis. In the second of our series, Nick Spooner explores how climate breakdown will exacerbate infectious diseases, and the steps that companies, investors and governments need to take to mitigate the impacts of the climate crisis and future pandemics.