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Our reach: driving positive change through policy advocacy

We believe that our involvement in industry associations and responsible-investment organisations helps us shape the policy architecture that governs markets. This is a core part of our approach to responsible investing: by sitting at the heart of the conversation, we can drive standards and contribute towards the creation of a more sustainable future.

We actively participate in a wide variety of investor associations and collaborative initiatives. Of particular importance is the Principles for Responsible Investment, for which we chaired the drafting committee and became a founding signatory.

Another notable initiative is the 300 Club, which our CEO, Saker Nusseibeh CBE, founded in 2011. The 300 Club is an independent group of leading investment professionals from across the globe, which aims to respond to an urgent need to raise uncomfortable and fundamental questions about the very foundations of the investment industry and investing.

The ways to effect positive change are manifold. They include taking part in corporate-social-responsibility activities, being involved in standard-setting industry associations and – perhaps most importantly – joining in the conversation about how business can help create a greener and more responsible future.

At the international business of Federated Hermes, we are guided by the conviction that responsible investing is the best way to create long-term wealth. Below, we detail our involvement in initiatives that we believe will help achieve this.  

Responsible investing

  • Global Infrastructure Investor Association
  • Institute of Business Ethics
  • Farm Animal Investment Risk & Return
  • Banking Standards Board
  • Transparency Taskforce Initiative
  • Dansif
  • Eurosif
  • Investment Association
  • JapanSIF
  • Thinking Ahead Institute
  • UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association
  • Workforce Disclosure Initiative
  • French Social Investment Forum
  • International Integrated Reporting Council
  • Sustainability Accounting Standards Board

Responsible business 

  • Business in the Community
  • Common Good Foundation
  • Mosaic
  • A Blueprint for Better Business

Socially responsible investing

  • Human Capital Management Coalition
  • Investor Alliance for Human Rights

Corporate governance

  • CECP: The CEO Force for Good
  • Council of Institutional Investors
  • Asian Corporate Governance Association
  • Association Francaise de Gouvernement d’Entreprise
  • Canadian Coalition of Good Governance
  • Eumedion
  • Japan Corporate Governance Network

Impact

  • Global Impact Sourcing Coalition
  • Positive Innovation Club

Industry associations 

  • European Leveraged Finance Association
  • Loan Market Association
  • CFA UK
  • Pacific Pension Institute
  • Associação de Investidores no Mercado de Capitais
  • Assogestioni
  • British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association
  • ICAEW
  • Invest Europe
  • Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association
  • Quoted Companies Alliance
  • Association of Property Lenders
  • British Council for Offices
  • British Property Federation
  • Building Performance Institute Europe
  • CREFC
  • Investment Property Forum
  • Revo (formerly British Council of Shopping Centres)
  • Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors
  • The European Association for Investors in Non-Listed Real Estate Vehicles

Climate change 

  • Ceres
  • Asia Investor Group on Climate Change
  • Global Investor Coalition on Climate Change
  • Place-based Climate Action Network
  • Portfolio Decarbonization Coalition
  • UK-China Green Finance Task Force

Corporate social responsibility

  • Diversity Project
  • Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion
  • Working Families

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