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ESG investing: a social uprising

Published by : Hermes Investment Management

Our seminal paper, ESG investing: does it just make you feel good, or is it actually good for your portfolio?, published in 2014, demonstrated the performance benefits of integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into investment decisions.

Published: 07 November 2018

Business Area: Ethical

Type: Other

Engaging Credicorp for greater financial inclusion

Published by : Hermes Investment Management

Our engagement with portfolio company Credicorp, a leading financial conglomerate in Peru, is focused on three objectives: broadening financial inclusion by expanding its microfinance operations, increasing access to credit for micro and small and medium-sized businesses, and reducing gender

Published: 17 October 2018

Business Area: Ethical

Type: Other

Wiley: Engaging with education

Published by : Hermes Investment Management

In our SDG-driven engagement with Wiley, we are encouraging the company to broaden access to education materials and support the generation of impactful research in developing markets, thereby supporting both quality education and developments towards good health globally. Find out more.

Published: 26 September 2018

Business Area: Ethical

Type: Other

Agriculture in the low-carbon era: Why we can’t wait until the cows come home

Published by : Hermes Investment Management

According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, agriculture – and the associated deforestation – contribute a combined 24% to global greenhouse-gas emissions, making it almost equal with power generation, at 25%, and well ahead of transport (14%) as a climate-change culprit.

Published: 05 September 2018

Business Area: Ethical

Type: Other

Modern slavery: the true cost of cobalt mining

Published by : Hermes Investment Management

Investment capital permeates the global economy, underpinning businesses and supply chains across regions and industries. We believe that investors should not only be aware of the potential for their capital to generate returns but its impact on society and the environment. One such sustainability

Published: 01 December 2017

Business Area: Ethical

Type: Portable Document Format (.pdf)

In emerging markets, how far do our responsibilities extend?

Published by : Hermes Investment Management

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks can incur harsh financial consequences for long-term investors in emerging markets. Integrating these risks into our investment decisions is part of our duty – for the benefit of our clients and the innocent bystander.

Published: 29 September 2017

Business Area: Ethical

Type: Other

Spectrum: Petrobras and Pemex: Putting ESG analysis in the oil mix

Published by : Hermes Investment Management

At the surface, the oil industry might appear impervious to the cleansing efforts of responsible investors. But if we drill deeper, it is clear that integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) analysis into investments – and engaging with companies – can deliver both a better financial

Published: 30 August 2017

Business Area: Ethical

Type: Other

Valuation, not value. When paying a higher price can be justified

Published by : Hermes Investment Management

Hermes assess a company’s value based on a wide range of characteristics: from growth and profitability, to capital structure, corporate behaviour, ESG metrics, and market sentiment. Companies with an attractive valuation and a positive blend of these elements are what we look for when investing.

Published: 23 July 2017

Business Area: Ethical

Type: Other

The complex and changing world of fiduciary duty

Published by : Allianz Global Investors GmbH

The concept of fiduciary management is evolving at time when responsibilities are shifting. At Allianz Global Investors, we believe that it is only through active and on-going engagement, proxy voting and stewardship that we can best protect the interests of investors today and in the future.

Published: 05 July 2017

Business Area: Defined Benefit Pensions

Type: Other

The winds of change reach the US

Published by : Jupiter

For decades an unwillingness to acknowledge climate change as a real phenomenon has led to policy stagnation. This has been in part driven by influence of private sector lobby groups. However, times are changing.

Published: 02 April 2015

Business Area: Ethical

Type: Portable Document Format (.pdf)

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