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Public Engagement Report Q2 2020

The Public Engagement Report highlights some of the stewardship activities undertaken by EOS at Federated Hermes on behalf of its clients over Q2 2020.

Our cover story this quarter looks at the impact of the global pandemic on companies, their employees, supply chains and society as a whole, and explores how we have adjusted our engagement to reflect the harsh new reality. We also ask what lessons businesses should learn to be better prepared for future crises.  

Also in this issue:

  • Human rights engagement in high-risk contexts
  • A voting season like no other – virtual shareholder meetings against the backdrop of Covid-19
  • A selection of short-form company case studies highlighting areas where we have completed objectives or can demonstrate significant progress

Related Insights

ExxonMobil case study
Climate change is a material issue for ExxonMobil, which is the largest emitter in the US and the fifth largest emitter globally.
Samsonite case study
Samsonite has launched a sustainability strategy to 2030, including plans to use 100% renewable energy and achieve operational carbon neutrality by 2025.
Battling the superbugs
Misuse and overuse of antibiotics within industrial animal farming is recognised as a leading cause of the rise in AMR.
Playing catch up – the challenge for Japan
How are we engaging with Japanese companies and policymakers to accelerate the energy transition and support women in the workplace?
BP case study
BP has committed to become net-zero by 2050 or sooner, supported by a robust strategy to get there and market-leading disclosures.
Institutional investors believe ESG factors are more important than financial metrics when evaluating a company’s long-term attractiveness
ESG factors have grown in importance to institutional investors, according to a survey of 100 UK-based institutional investors by Federated Hermes, a global leader in active, responsible investing.

EOS Client Service and Business Development

Amy D’Eugenio,
Head of Client Service and Business Development, EOS