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  • 19/03/2020
    The coronavirus and crisis management
    Christine Chow
    A public health crisis often leads to regulatory changes, as well as shifts in cultural expectations and human behaviour. What can companies do to mitigate the worst impacts of a major crisis? There are several areas for board members and company executives to consider.
  • 13/02/2020
    Duke Energy case study
    Aaron Hay
    In 2010, Duke Energy adopted its first carbon dioxide emissions reduction target – it planned to reduce emissions 17% below the 2005 levels by 2020. The Clean Power Plan (CPP) was finalised in 2015 by the US Environmental Protection Agency, targeting power generation emissions reductions of 32% by 2030 relative to 2005. The Supreme Court stayed the CPP’s requirements in early 2016 and it was never implemented.
  • 13/12/2019
    AI applications in financial services
    Christine Chow
    We examine the pros and cons of artificial-intelligence applications in three areas of financial services: asset management, banking, and insurance.
  • 20/11/2019
    Ping An
    Christine Chow
    Ping An has made substantial progress on managing climate change and disclosing its approach to AI governance. This case study explores how Hermes EOS has engaged with the company on these topics since 2017.
  • 25/09/2019
    A blueprint for a better future – engagement on the UN SDGs
    Kimberley Lewis
    Why do we engage on the SDGs, when these are policy goals and not always directly applicable to companies? Our view is that the long-term success of business is inextricably linked to that of the goals.
  • 21/05/2019
    Engagement in Asia – Overcoming obstacles
    Janet Wong
    Just over one year on from the launch of Climate Action 100+ at the One Planet Summit in Paris, what have investors achieved?