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Impact Report, Q2 2019

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were created from a development rather than investment perspective. However, believing they can be a powerful way of identifying impact companies, we created the Hermes SDG Taxonomy earlier this year to clearly demonstrate connections between the goals and investment opportunities.

In our latest Quarterly Impact Report, we explain the methodology behind our SDG Taxonomy and demonstrate how it works using two case studies.

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Impact Report, Q3 2019
In our latest Quarterly Impact Report, we present our impact measurement philosophy.
Annual Impact Report, 2018
In our inaugural Annual Impact Report, we reflect on how the fund has fared in its first full calendar year.
Impact Report, Q1 2019
We examine our exposure to the circular economy theme, with a deep-dive focus on plastics.
Impact Report, Q4 2018
A clear destination: how a company can reach social and environmental break-even
Impact Report, Q3 2018
In our Q3 Impact Report, we explore next-generation sequencing and explain how two portfolio holdings in this field are generating positive impacts that support the delivery of the third United Nations Sustainable Development Goal – Good Health and Well-Being.
Sensing the future: how Valeo drives intelligent mobility
The global market for automotive sensors is worth more than $26bn – and that figure is expected to jump to $43bn by 2021. In the second instalment of our three-part series on future mobility, we explore how intelligent vehicles can improve safety, increase efficiency and cut emissions. Modern cars are already getting smarter: they can detect and respond to hazardous situations, such as another vehicle slowing suddenly ahead or a pedestrian about to cross the road, by using sensor technology. Sensors are increasingly being used in vehicles as the automotive industry attempts to meet evolving efficiency standards and environmental regulations. Today, vehicles have an average of between 60-100 sensors on board – and recent industry figures suggest that this number is likely to grow to as much as 200, based on current trends. Sensor technology will therefore play an integral role in modernising transportation.