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Global Emerging Markets: ESG Materiality, Q3 2019

Welcome to the Hermes Global Emerging Markets’ ESG Materiality commentary – a quarterly publication that demonstrates our engagement activity with portfolio companies and showcases holdings that are creating positive impact aligned to the Sustainable Development Goals. In addition, we explore an environmental, social and governance theme and its implications for the asset class.

Our Q3 2019 edition covers a range of topics, including: 

  • Engaging with ICICI Bank on environmental and governance issues
  • PT Bank Rakyat Indonesia: promoting inclusive and sustainable economic growth
  • How are we positioned to benefit from the shift to renewable energy?

More Insights

Eurovision: why the region’s banks seek dance partners
Economic, regulatory and technological forces are setting a drumbeat for mergers between European financial institutions.
Sustainability-linked bonds get the green light
The European Central Bank announced its support for sustainability-linked bonds this week.
SDG Engagement High Yield Credit Commentary: Enel
We think that Enel is particularly well placed to align its operations with the delivery of the SDGs.
Economic Outlook: Will the debt matter?
Neil Williams examines the impact that various pandemic-related stimulus packages have had on both global government debt and the efficacy of monetary and fiscal tools available to policy-makers.
Credit: Industry Insights
With second-quarter earnings wrapped up for US retailers, all eyes are now on the holiday season. How will retailers fare in the second half of the year?
Launching new carbon-disclosure standards for UK finance
We played a key role in launching the UK coalition of the Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials this week.