BAE Systems has accelerated its societal and environmental ambitions with key commitments regarding its workforce and climate.
Like many of its peers in the aerospace and defence Industry, BAE has a highly experienced workforce that is nearing retirement. This presents an opportunity to reshape the workforce by diversifying and upskilling alongside the risk of ensuring knowledge transfer. The company’s future will depend on its ability to attract and retain science, technology, engineering and mathematics professionals who are increasingly in demand, particularly in artificial intelligence as the industry undergoes a digital transformation.
EOS at Federated Hermes has been engaging with BAE Systems since 2009 on a range of issues, including payment of living wages to its workforce, improving gender diversity in its leadership teams, and expanding its climate strategy and targets beyond its own operations.
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Sectors: Lead – Consumer Goods, Financial Services, Industrial & Capital Goods
Pauline Lecoursonnois engages with companies in the UK, France, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Australia with a focus on consumer goods & retail, financial services, pharmaceuticals and utilities sectors. Prior to joining EOS, she worked as a research analyst at Institutional Shareholder Services, focussing on governance matters, and as a research assistant at the Universities Superannuation Scheme and for the ESG sell-side research team of Natixis. Pauline holds a Master’s in Management & Sustainable Development from Sherbrooke University and the ESCEM School of Business and Management. She speaks French and has a good working knowledge of Spanish.
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