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Lead Engager, Fixed Income
Aaron joined the international business of Federated Hermes in August 2018 and is lead engager for the Federated Hermes SDG Engagement High Yield Credit Fund, responsible for developing engagement strategies and working with companies in the fund. Aaron previously worked in EOS in North-American company engagement, including the automotive, chemicals, technology and consumer goods sectors, and continues to work with EOS in thought leadership. Aaron has a decade of experience advising on corporate sustainability strategy and environmental and social challenges across private, public and NGO sectors. Before joining, Aaron consulted with Accenture Strategy in London, engaging numerous consumer goods, telecoms and logistics clients in sustainability strategy, ethical supply chain development, circular economy and environmental valuation projects. Aaron was previously a senior advisor with Forum for the Future, a UK NGO that partners with large companies to use systems thinking for developing long-term sustainable business models. He previously served in sustainability advisory roles in Canadian technology consulting and government settings. Aaron holds an Honours Business Administration (HBA) degree from the Ivey School of Business at Western University, and a MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London.
NetEase published its inaugural ESG report in June 2020, covering material ESG topics including data privacy and protection, and GDPR compliance. EOS is pleased with its commitment to improve shareholder communication and continues to engage with the company on the wider ESG agenda.
HEINEKEN has improved the standard and transparency of its business conduct policies, increasing investor confidence. EOS continues to engage with the company on its accountability to its key values of integrity and fairness and on other ESG issues.
Takeda Pharmaceutical has significantly improved the transparency and accountability of its executive remuneration, aligning itself more closely to global peers. EOS has engaged it on this topic for the past 16 months to increase investor confidence in the company for the long term.