Impact Opportunities Fund: Annual Report 2021

Global equity markets endured a volatile year amid uncertainty around interest rates, inflation, Covid-19 developments and energy shortages. Growth stocks, which had led the market in 2020, saw several periods of weakness on the back of concerns about higher interest rates. Value stocks, meanwhile, and companies expected to benefit from a post-pandemic reopening generally outperformed […]

The sleeping giant: Unlocking sustainable finance

Sunset behind the hill

Many analysts believe the pandemic and its impact on society has refocused stakeholders on the role banks can play in supporting customers and society. However, not all financial institutions are addressing environmentally and socially impactful financing opportunities in material ways. Moreover, the focus of regulators is widening to consider whether banks are financing activities viewed […]

Impact Opportunities, Q2 2022

Quarterly Impact Report

Climate Change High Yield Credit, H1 report 2021

In this inaugural report, we delve into what makes the Federated Hermes Climate Change High Yield Credit strategy unique. As well as introducing our process and team, the report provides an overview of our proprietary Climate Change Impact (CCI) score, complete with portfolio examples to illustrate the scoring system in practice. Fund facts Benefitting people […]

Investing in the earth

A farmland at sunset

Why soil health matters

Impact Report, Q1 2022

Volcano on the island

In the latest Impact Quarterly Report, we discuss our approach to inflation. We argue that in the context of impact investing, inflation is a near-term risk – sustainability megatrends should ultimately play out over the next five years… and beyond. Other highlights in this edition include: Our exposure by impact: We share how our portfolio […]

Biodiversity: Episode 6

The final episode of our six-part podcast series on biodiversity looks to the future and the solutions being worked on to address current problems. Previous episodes have outlined the magnitude of the task, tackling issues such as deforestation, soil erosion and the threat of species extinction. The podcast is hosted by Nick Spencer from Gordian […]

Biodiversity: Episode 5

Pangolin running on the desert

A mass extinction event is when species vanish much faster than they are replaced –  the last extinction crisis led to the disappearance of the dinosaurs. The world is in the midst of the sixth mass species extinction, according to Professor Jill Atkins, chair in Financial Management at Sheffield University Management School. “The crisis is […]

Spectrum, Q1 2022

Boat circle

The Great Rotation 2.0

Ukraine invasion

Traffic jam

Market reaction