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Global Emerging Markets: ESG Materiality, Q2 2019

Welcome to the inaugural edition of the Hermes Global Emerging Markets’ ESG Materiality commentary – a quarterly publication that will demonstrate our engagement activity with portfolio companies and showcase holdings that are creating positive impact aligned to the Sustainable Development Goals. In addition, we will explore an environmental, social and governance theme and its implications for the asset class.

Over the past decade, we have sought to act as responsible investors in the emerging-market equity space by focusing on companies that can tackle sustainability challenges as they arise. We recognise that developing markets have a long way to go in this respect, but as responsible investors, we can contribute to their evolution over time.

ESG Materiality, Q2 2019

• Engaging with The Foschini Group on ESG issues
• Will the new Mercosur-EU trade deal raise the risks of deforestation?
• Delta Electronics: creating positive impact

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Coronavirus: the long-term impacts on emerging markets
What might be the enduring impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on emerging-markets businesses?
Viral volatility: how Covid-19 is infecting sentiment
What does the latest reading of our complacency indicator show?
Pandemic panic: making sense of investor behaviour
The coronavirus crisis has revealed consumer behaviour at its most extreme
Sharpe Thinking
As the books close on an eventful first quarter, markets seem to be showing some vague signs of consolidation
Weekly Credit Insight
Credit quality within the global high-yield market is currently much higher than during previous drawdowns.
Monthly Fund Commentary, February 2020
Please read on for more information and a summary of performance, activity and our investment outlook, from our Portfolio Managers.