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Public Engagement Report Q2 2021

The Public Engagement Report highlights some of the stewardship activities undertaken by EOS at Federated Hermes on behalf of its clients over Q2 2021.

Our cover story this quarter looks at the threat to our oceans from overfishing, plastic pollution, temperature rises and chemical contaminants, and outlines why protecting and conserving the marine environment is essential for human life and the global economy. In the article, we set out five key engagement themes that most closely relate to ocean sustainability, including biodiversity and human rights, and explain how we engage with companies on these issues.  

Also in this issue:

  • Abate and switch: steel seeks low carbon solutions – What can steelmakers, and the miners in their supply chain, do to align with the goals of the Paris Agreement?
  • A watershed for climate change stewardship? – Key developments in 2021, including the IEA’s Net Zero by 2050 report and the Dutch court ruling in the Shell case.
  • Votes for change – A comprehensive round up of our activity this voting season, including votes on climate transition plans, racial equity audit proposals, and executive pay.

Related Insights

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.
Public Engagement Report Q3 2021
In this issue we take a more in-depth look at the climate crisis ahead of COP26.

EOS Client Service and Business Development

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