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Public Engagement Report Q1 2021

The Public Engagement Report highlights some of the stewardship activities undertaken by EOS at Federated Hermes on behalf of its clients over Q1 2021.

Our cover story this quarter looks at the car market, where instead of making real progress towards Paris Agreement goals, many auto manufacturers are exploiting offsets and loopholes to meet EU emissions standards. We explore how we are engaging with this sector to accelerate the transition from fossil fuels to electric vehicles.

Also in this issue:

  • Engaging on human rights risks in supply chains – looking at high-risk sectors such as textiles, construction, and agriculture
  • Access all areas – how virtual shareholder meetings can support investor stewardship, if they are conducted well
  • Company engagement highlights - A selection of short company case studies highlighting areas where we have completed objectives or can demonstrate significant progress

Related Insights

Net zero on the menu
Over-consumption of meat not only increases the risk of disease, it is also a major contributor to global heating, and continuing on our current path is unsustainable.
Votes for change
This year we saw a number of companies offering shareholders a vote on their climate transition plans, including some in the oil and gas, construction, aviation, and consumer goods sectors.
Salary or sick leave – the impossible choice
In the United States, the lack of national paid family and medical leave policies underpins many difficult, often impossible, choices faced by disproportionately impacted worker populations.
Siemens Energy case study
Siemens Energy is addressing the challenges of the climate transition by setting science-based emissions reduction targets.
A watershed for climate change stewardship?
Mainstream sentiment has shifted, and the momentum is with investors calling for faster action on climate change.
Abate and switch: steel seeks low carbon solutions
Steel is considered a hard-to-abate sector, but national net-zero commitments and pressure from customers mean that solutions must be found to help drive down emissions.

EOS Client Service and Business Development

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