Sustainability. We mean it.
Report

Sustainable Global Equity Report, Q4 2022

The inflation game-changer

Insight
22 November 2022 |
Active ESGSustainable
With structural pressures driving a higher base level of inflation over the medium term, the need to focus on high-quality, sustainable businesses is stronger than ever, says Martin Todd, Portfolio Manager of the Federated Hermes Sustainable Global Equity strategy.
Sustainable Global Equity, Q4 2022 report

Fast reading

  • While the most acute impacts of the Ukraine conflict on energy and food supplies are temporary, we believe deglobalisation and greenflation will result in a higher base level of inflation over the medium term than that seen in the past decade.
  • In this more challenging macroeconomic environment, growth stocks and sectors reliant on discretionary spending will suffer. However, high-quality companies built around a sustainable model in sectors such as consumer staples will be well-positioned to outperform.

Other highlights include:

  • Case study: The team outlines the sustainable investment rationale in one of the key portfolio holdings – Costco Wholesale. The retail sector has been hit particularly hard by ongoing inflationary headwinds, which is why we believe in working with steadfast companies built to weather the storm.
  • Q4 Engagement themes and environmental data: A full rundown of the strategy’s ESG footprint as well as an overview of the areas of engagement with portfolio companies undertaken by the team.

To learn more about our Sustainable Global Equity strategy, please visit this link

Sustainable Global Equity Report, Q4 2022

Sustainable Global Equity, Q4 2022 report

Related insights

Lightbulb icon

Get the latest insights straight to your inbox