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SDG Engagement Equity: 2018 Annual Report

Launched in January 2018, the Hermes SDG Engagement Equity Fund has the dual purpose of delivering attractive returns and measurable real-world impact.

In the SDG Engagement Equity 2018 Annual Report, we reflect on our first year and explain how, as long-term investors, we target both traditional financial performance goals as well as aiming for positive and environmental change by engaging with companies to help deliver the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).   

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