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  • Aluminium- Investing into the decarbonisation paradox

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    Aluminium: Investing into the decarbonisation paradox

    2022-06-10T15:22:00Z

    In this latest edition of our quarterly Spectrum report, experts from Federated Hermes consider the question of aluminium. The lightweight metal will play a crucial role in the energy transition but will need to address its own carbon footprint first.

  • Creating value by addressing social injustice

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    Creating value by addressing social injustice

    2022-06-01T11:20:00Z

    Social injustice occurs when people do not have access to the same rights and opportunities afforded to others, due to race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion, disabilities or other characteristics. Examples include inequitable access to employment, education, housing, health services and finance; negative stereotypes; and poor and marginalised communities’ greater exposure to pollution and climate change.

  • EOS Stewardship Report 2021

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    EOS Stewardship Report 2021

    2022-05-28T11:29:00Z

    EOS at Federated Hermes publishes Stewardship Report 2021. Monitoring engagement outcomes is crucial, to ensure that our approach is effective and achieving the desired results. This year’s report includes expanded sections on our diversity, equity and inclusion approach, and on how we are responding to market-wide and systemic risks. ...

  • LyondellBasell case study

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    LyondellBasell case study

    2022-05-28T11:26:00Z

    We welcomed the company’s release of its climate strategy, setting a Scope 1 and 2 net-zero ambition for its global operations. We continue to engage with LyondellBasell on its pathway to net zero including Scope 3 emissions and climate lobbying.

  • Petrobras case study

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    Petrobras case study

    2022-05-28T11:24:00Z

    We discussed the effectiveness of Petrobras’ new framework, especially the conglomerate audit committee, currently covering 15 of Petrobras’ subsidiaries. We gained assurance that the improved governance of subsidiaries has led to better oversight on nomination, compliance and audit, as well as improved operational efficiency at the subsidiary level.

  • The digital dilemma

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    The digital dilemma

    2022-05-28T11:17:00Z

    The powerful internet communications and technology (ICT) sector has had significant transformative effects on other sectors and people’s daily lives. But in addition to the positive impacts, such as increasing access to information and services, this has led to unexpected harms and new challenges.

  • Litmus test for chemical sector decarbonisation

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    Litmus test for chemical sector decarbonisation

    2022-05-28T11:14:00Z

    Chemicals are essential inputs for many industries, with chemical use pervasive and entrenched in the modern world. But like the steel industry, the chemical sector is considered “hard-to-abate”, meaning that the solutions to reduce emissions are either technically challenging, prohibitively expensive, or both.

  • Take note- Finding opportunity in mispriced corporate hybrids

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    Take note: Finding opportunity in mispriced corporate hybrids

    2022-05-28T11:12:00Z

    In our latest white paper, Robin Usson, senior credit analyst, asks: Is there scope to extract structural alpha from misunderstood extension risk?

  • Market snapshot- Recession fears grow as central banks step up inflation fight

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    Market snapshot: Recession fears grow as central banks step up inflation fight

    2022-05-28T11:10:00Z

    The Fed cut rates by half a percentage point for the first time in two decades. The yield on US 10-year treasuries edged above 3% this week as traders reacted to tightening monetary policy and ongoing uncertainty.

  • Market snapshot- Equities tumble as inflation reality bites

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    Market snapshot: Equities tumble as inflation reality bites

    2022-05-28T11:08:00Z

    The latest US inflation data released this week sent ripples through markets, as investors took stock of the fact that despite the Federal Reserve’s efforts, consumer prices remain stubbornly high.

  • The coming real estate renovation wave – and what it means for investors

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    The coming real estate renovation wave – and what it means for investors

    2022-05-28T11:05:00Z

    In our first View from Private Markets newsletter we set out Federated Hermes’ approach to financing the carbon transition in commercial property.

  • ESG Materiality Q2 2022

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    ESG Materiality Q2 2022

    2022-05-28T11:02:00Z

    In the latest ESG Materiality newsletter, Olivia Lankester, director of responsible investing & sustainability, global emerging markets, outlines how the invasion of Ukraine has accelerated the sustainable energy transition, pushing up demand for ‘green’ metals and components required to facilitate electrification.