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Public Engagement Report Q1 2020

The Public Engagement Report highlights some of the stewardship activities undertaken by EOS at Federated Hermes on behalf of its clients over Q1 2020.

Our cover story this quarter looks at how the financial services industry is embracing artificial intelligence (AI) and the issues this poses due to the greater potential for unintended bias, regulatory infringements or bad business decisions.

Also in this issue:

  • Miners need to dig deep to allay investor concerns – Engagement with the mining sector on health and safety in the wake of Brumadinho
  • What makes a great board? – Ways to assess the effectiveness of a board’s culture, dynamics and behaviour
  • Shareholder engagement and its effects on target companies – An award-winning study showed that companies successfully engaged by EOS exhibited a lower risk profile, particularly when environmental issues are tackled 

Related Insights

Protecting biodiversity through sustainable land use
How do deforestation and industrialised agriculture contribute to biodiversity loss, and why should companies ensure sustainable land use throughout their value chains?
EOS - Statement on HSBC and National Security Law in Hong Kong
Statement from Roland Bosch, Lead Engager - Financial Services, EOS at Federated Hermes
Beyond the box-ticking: what really makes a board function well?
At the end of April, EOS at Federated Hermes published a white paper Guiding Principles for an Effective Board – Insights from Engagement.
Does the coronavirus mean the end of the fast fashion trend?
With high street fashion stores closed due to the global pandemic and unsold stock piling up in warehouses, fast fashion is under pressure as never before.
Corporate purpose: how can companies create social value?
How can we make purpose more meaningful and embed it into the operations of companies?
Climate change and infectious diseases
As we manage through the coronavirus pandemic, we must not lose sight of the systemic risk posed by the climate crisis.

EOS Client Service and Business Development

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