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Public Engagement Report Q3 2020

The Public Engagement Report highlights some of the stewardship activities undertaken by EOS at Federated Hermes on behalf of its clients over Q3 2020.

Our cover story this quarter looks at our reliance on nature and the ecosystem services that it provides, such as the provision of clean air, maintenance of the water cycle, climate regulation, pollination and nutrient-rich soils. Some sectors are almost completely dependent on these services, which are under threat as never before, with one million species at risk of extinction. We outline the value of biodiversity, the business case for its protection, and how we expect companies to respond.

Also in this issue:

  • Limited shelf-life? - Why the fast fashion model is under strain
  • Business purpose - Pandemic scrutiny brings purpose to the fore
  • A selection of short-form company case studies highlighting areas where we have completed objectives or can demonstrate significant progress

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Rolls-Royce case study
Despite the immediate pressures of the coronavirus crisis, Rolls-Royce’s CEO has reiterated that the climate emergency has not waned.
Can coronavirus vaccines be distributed equitably?
With pharmaceutical companies now rolling out effective vaccines for Covid-19, how do we ensure these are distributed fairly?
Pandemic scrutiny brings purpose to the fore
Government support for companies during the Covid-19 pandemic has demonstrated why all businesses need to maintain a social licence to operate underpinned by a corporate purpose.
Alphabet case study
Alphabet has published a set of principles to promote the responsible use of AI, followed by white papers, case studies, fairness indicators, and ethical dashboards and tool suites for enterprises and developers that use its technologies for building their own AI systems.
EOS at Federated Hermes publishes new Corporate Governance Principles for 2021
EOS at Federated Hermes, the leading stewardship provider, has today published its 2021 UK Corporate Governance Principles. In a letter to 124 listed UK companies, EOS has outlined its expectations across a number of important strategic governance, environmental and social topics.
Tesco case study
Tesco has made substantial improvements to its processes for risk management and internal controls, as well as to employee incentives and supplier practices, following an accounting scandal in 2014.

EOS Client Service and Business Development

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