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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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Hermes SDG Engagement Equity Fund - H1 2019 report
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Industry ESG scores for small and mid-cap companies can be misleading
Hamish Galpin, Lead Manager of the Hermes SDG Engagement Equity Fund at Hermes Investment Management, explains why reliance on ESG data can give rise to a misleading picture of smaller companies’ true ESG credentials.
Trawling for trash: why we are engaging for sustainable oceans
More than 8m tonnes of plastic dumped in our oceans every year.
Go to the source: ESG integration in SMID equities
To accurately capture the ESG risks of small- and mid-cap stocks, investors should analyse the companies themselves.
Taking a localised approach to engagement
Taking a tailored approach when engaging with companies across countries and industries
Advancing the human capital agenda
The success of a business is aligned to the satisfaction of employees