Case studies are shown to demonstrate engagement, EOS does not make any investment recommendations and the information is not an offer to buy or sell securities.
Sector lead: Technology
Dr Christine Chow manages the team of engagement associates at Hermes EOS and is the technology sector lead. She has over 20 years of experience in investment management, research and consulting. Christine's PhD thesis on shareholder engagement for responsible investment was short-listed for a United Nations award in Sweden for industry relevance and academic excellence. Christine is an elected member of the Court at the London School of Economics (LSE) and a member of the School’s Investment Sub-Committee (since 2016). In January 2019, she was appointed a member of the Data Governance Task Force of the UK All Party Parliamentary Group on Artificial Intelligence. She was an adjunct finance professor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (2014 – 2016), a visiting scholar at the University of St Andrews in Scotland (2012 – 2013) and a member of the Greater China Committee of the Hong Kong Retirement Funds Association (2014-2016). Christine is a graduate of the London School of Economics and the University of Melbourne. She completed an executive education course on financial engineering at Stanford University.
Shareholder engagement and its effects on target companies
The award-winning study ‘ESG shareholder engagement and downside risk’, which uses engagement data from Hermes EOS, reveals that companies that are successfully engaged by EOS exhibit a lower risk profile, particularly when environmental issues are tackled.