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  • 11/11/2019
    Equities
    Tim Crockford
    In our latest Quarterly Impact Report, we present our impact measurement philosophy.
  • 03/09/2019
    Equities
    Tim Crockford
    In our inaugural Annual Impact Report, we reflect on how the fund has fared in its first full calendar year.
  • 07/08/2019
    Equities
    Tim Crockford
    In our latest Quarterly Impact Report, we examine the Hermes SDG Taxonomy.
  • 07/08/2019
    Equities
    Tim Crockford
    How has our Europe ex-UK fund fared so far this year, and what can we expect for the rest of 2019?
  • 26/04/2019
    Equities
    Tim Crockford
    We examine our exposure to the circular economy theme, with a deep-dive focus on plastics.
  • Tim Crockford
    To find out more view the recording from our latest webinar with Tim Crockford.
  • 05/02/2019
    Equities
    Tim Crockford
    Tim Crockford, Lead Manager of the Strategy, takes a look back at 2018 for the Strategy and discusses what is driving demand for impact investing.
  • 20/11/2018
    Outcomes
    Tim Crockford
    In our Q3 Impact Report, we explore next-generation sequencing and explain how two portfolio holdings in this field are generating positive impacts that support the delivery of the third United Nations Sustainable Development Goal – Good Health and Well-Being.
  • 12/06/2018
    Equities
    Tim Crockford
    The global market for automotive sensors is worth more than $26bn – and that figure is expected to jump to $43bn by 2021. In the second instalment of our three-part series on future mobility, we explore how intelligent vehicles can improve safety, increase efficiency and cut emissions. Modern cars are already getting smarter: they can detect and respond to hazardous situations, such as another vehicle slowing suddenly ahead or a pedestrian about to cross the road, by using sensor technology. Sensors are increasingly being used in vehicles as the automotive industry attempts to meet evolving efficiency standards and environmental regulations. Today, vehicles have an average of between 60-100 sensors on board – and recent industry figures suggest that this number is likely to grow to as much as 200, based on current trends. Sensor technology will therefore play an integral role in modernising transportation.
  • 28/05/2018
    Equities
    Tim Crockford
    European equities has been an asset class of many false storms. Tim Crockford, Lead Portfolio Manager of the Hermes Europe ex-UK Equity Fund, discusses what is different this time, in particular looking at how he sees the market and what opportunities there are out there.
  • 24/05/2018
    Equities
    Tim Crockford
    European equities has been an asset class of many false dawns. Tim Crockford, Lead Portfolio Manager of the Hermes Europe ex-UK Equity Fund, discusses what is different this time, in particular looking at how he sees the market and what opportunities there are out there.
  • 08/05/2018
    Equities
    Tim Crockford
    The energy landscape has changed dramatically in the last decade. Since the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, big energy companies have pledged to reduce their risk of catastrophic climate change by cutting emissions. But as some struggle in the push into green energy, here we explain how Ørsted has undergone one of the biggest transformations in the sector. The push to reduce carbon emissions has had a profound impact on the energy sector. Renewable energy accounted for half of global growth in energy generation in 2017, according to the International Energy Agency. Indeed, energy companies are taking action to transition to a low-carbon world: Royal Dutch Shell has promised to halve the carbon footprint of the energy it sells by 2050 and invest about $500m a year in cleaner technologies. BP has also set emissions targets and intends to spend $1bn-$2bn on its new energies division. But few have undertaken a transformation as radical as current holding Ørsted. Turning black into green Ørsted, formerly DONG Energy, started life as a state-owned energy company when Denmark looked to harness North Sea oil and natural gas resources in the early 1970s. By the 1990s, Ørsted became one of the first movers in then-nascent offshore wind generation, building the world’s first offshore wind farm in 1991. Over the past decade, the company has repositioned its business from oil, gas and coal to renewable energy, including offshore wind.