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Lead: Europe. Sector lead: Mining & Materials
Andy Jones focusses on extractives and the UK, US and Spanish markets where he engages with company boards, investor groups, industry associations and policy makers on material environmental, social and governance issues. Prior to joining EOS, Andy spent 10 years as a consultant on sustainable business and finance at PwC, in London and Madrid. In this role he worked closely with over 50 companies, across sectors and 15 countries, on risk and opportunity. Andy was the lead author for the City of London’s position paper on globalising green finance, the BVCA’s responsible investment training, ASCRI’s responsible investment guide, the CDP annual reports on the Global 500, FTSE All-Share and IBEX35 and other publications, including integrated reporting in the IBEX35. He has also worked in strategy and risk consulting and banking, and holds a degree in physics.
NetEase published its inaugural ESG report in June 2020, covering material ESG topics including data privacy and protection, and GDPR compliance. EOS is pleased with its commitment to improve shareholder communication and continues to engage with the company on the wider ESG agenda.
HEINEKEN has improved the standard and transparency of its business conduct policies, increasing investor confidence. EOS continues to engage with the company on its accountability to its key values of integrity and fairness and on other ESG issues.
Takeda Pharmaceutical has significantly improved the transparency and accountability of its executive remuneration, aligning itself more closely to global peers. EOS has engaged it on this topic for the past 16 months to increase investor confidence in the company for the long term.