Prudential case study

Background Founded in London in 1848, the company provides life and health insurance, retirement and asset management services. It has dual-primary listings in London and Hong Kong. Over the last ten years of our engagement, we have seen various positive changes in the company’s business purpose and structure, and gender diversity at the board level. […]

Engagement Plan 2024-2026: engagement priorities

Our latest EOS Engagement Plan identifies 12 key themes and 36 related sub-themes. EOS’ engagement activities enable our clients to be more active owners of their equity and fixed income assets and we have developed this plan to reflect our clients’ priorities. For 2024, we will maintain our focus on those areas that we believe […]

A common language for nature-related engagements

Fast reading A profusion of mandatory and voluntary frameworks has created confusion for companies and investors. When engaging with companies our priority is for them to reduce negative impacts on biodiversity throughout their value chain. Sound and consistent understanding of nature-related terms will strengthen and align communication between companies, investors and other stakeholders. At COP15 […]

Diversity, equity and inclusion in French companies

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Enhancing diversity reduces the risk of groupthink, which we believe should benefit company performance over the long term. It also supports wider social inclusion benefits, which can help to reduce social strains, protect the wider economy and enhance portfolio-level returns. In 2020, we spoke to Inès Dauvergne, a business consultant with expertise in diversity, equity […]

The importance of engaging for a just transition

Fast reading At EOS we have long advocated for a just transition, to ensure that the shift to net zero happens at the pace and scale required. Our engagement approach on the just transition spans reskilling, local community impacts, and supporting customers through the energy transition. EOS has also been at the forefront of advocating […]

EOS 2023 Annual Review

Fast reading Engaging on living wages and worker rights Climate Action 100+ and the road to 2030 Q&As with engagers on natural resource stewardship and Indigenous Peoples’ rights Case studies on Maersk, Techtronic Industries and Meta Platforms 2023 was the hottest year on record, with Canadian wildfires turning Manhattan skies a sulphurous yellow, a fatal […]

EOS Engagement Plan 2024-2026

We review our Engagement Plan every year to ensure it is up-to-date and reflects client priorities. For 2024, we will continue our focus on the most material drivers of long-term value, with a focus on four priority themes: Board effectiveness: In 2024 to enhance the quality of board performance, which is foundational to good corporate […]

Crowded out – Asian species feel the heat

Six of the world’s 17 megadiverse countries – those considered the most biodiversity-rich – are located in Asia: China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea and the Philippines. While it is difficult to generalise across this vast continent, it contains a range of spectacular and biodiverse ecosystems, including tropical rainforests, coral reefs, wetlands, temperate forests […]

Hon Hai (Foxconn) case study

Background Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd., trading as Hon Hai Technology Group in Taiwan, or Foxconn internationally, is a Taiwanese multinational electronics contract manufacturer. The company moved from a TV casing business to manufacturing smart devices, followed by the introduction of electric vehicle and medical hardware production in 2022. We have engaged with Hon […]

Tencent case study

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Background Tencent Holdings Ltd. engages in the provision of value-added services and online advertising services. This includes online and mobile games, applications across various internet and mobile platforms, display- and performance-based advertisements, and software development to name a few. Given the company’s business model is centred around digital-based services with a varied and wide-ranging customer […]