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Food for thought: the irresistible rise of sustainable proteins

Public Engagement Report Q3 2019

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  • Sustainable food systems and the growth of plant-based nutrition
  • Engagement vs Divestment - which is more effective?
  • Responsible tax practices
  • Engaging on the UN Sustainable Development Goals

The Public Engagement Report highlights some of the stewardship activities undertaken by Hermes EOS on behalf of its clients over Q3 2019.

Our cover story this quarter looks at the contribution that animal livestock systems make to climate change, deforestation and biodiversity loss, and the growing demand for more sustainable proteins, including plant-based alternatives.

We also examine the campaign for fossil fuel divestment, setting out why we think engagement may prove more effective over the long term. Other articles focus on how investors can ensure companies pay an appropriate amount of tax, and ways to engage on the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.   

 

 

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