In 2006, the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) – a set of six investment principles encouraging ESG matters to be incorporated into investment practice – were launched by the UN. The principles were developed by investors for investors, and Hermes became a founding signatory.
For Hermes, ESG investing is not a recent phenomenon. Responsible investing is core to our business, and we have been at the vanguard of ESG investing for more than three decades. We integrate ESG across all our strategies.
But what is this movement? To truly understand ESG investing, it is important to explore the evolution and development of this investment approach.