Hermes Investment Management has a long track record of promoting responsible investment and active ownership. Its stewardship arm, Hermes EOS, has been helping clients become active stewards in the companies in which they invest since 2004. Hermes EOS’ purpose is to assist asset owners and asset managers in adding long-term value to their investments and managing their risks, by engaging with companies and policy-makers on environmental, social, governance, strategic and financial issues. Further detail on our services can be found in the Hermes EOS Stewardship Brochure.
Hermes EOS assists some of the largest and most respected global institutional investors to comply with stewardship codes and initiatives such as the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). In fact, Hermes helped draft and was one of the founding signatories of the Principles. As a value-added service, we help our clients with their PRI reporting obligations by providing data and narrative related to the activities we have performed on their behalf. We have a strong and respected reputation for our expertise, recognised by clients, as well as by the companies that we engage with. Companies often ask us for our investor perspectives and insight on behalf of the assets and clients we represent as our overall focus is on encouraging long-term, positive change in the businesses we engage with. Hermes EOS evaluates the link between engagement and improved long-term value on an ongoing basis, to inform and structure its activities.