The Hermes Impact Opportunities Strategy is an actively managed global equities strategy that invests in companies that we believe should earn above market returns because they are making a positive impact on people and the planet.
We aim to outperform by investing in companies succeeding in their core purpose: to generate value by creating positive and sustainable change. By meeting the underserved needs of society and the environment, these impactful businesses are directly exposed to sources of enduring demand – the beta of future growth.
Engaging for impact
One of the most powerful forces in investment is the compounding of returns. It is why sustainability is the ultimate objective of business and forms the core of long-term value-creation processes within companies. Reporting and measuring on impacts achieved is essential to fostering strong relationships between companies and their investors. Active and collaborative corporate engagement, therefore, is an essential part of the approach and results in better alignment between all stakeholders in a business and encourages investors to take a truly long-term perspective.
Enhancing resource efficiency and waste reduction
Transforming the energy system to power a low carbon economy
Providing crucial solutions and services to impactful companies
Improving vehicle efficiency to increase low-carbon transportation
Improving access to quality water supply and preservation of the resource
Improving life expectancy and quality
Providing opportunities for all
Providing financial services to underserved populations
Video: How to construct an impact portfolio?
Tim Crockford, Lead Manager of the Hermes Impact Opportunities Strategy discusses the new Hermes Impact Opportunities Equity Fund, commenting on how the portfolio is constructed, the relevance of corporate engagement in the Fund and the role Hermes can play in engaging with impactful companies.
Hermes Podcast: How to construct an impact portfolio?