Jake joined in August 2020 as an engagement manager for the Federated Hermes SDG Engagement High Yield Credit Fund. He engages portfolio companies on a wide spectrum of ESG and SDG-related issues and opportunities, with particular focus in the basic industry, telecommunications and real estate sectors. Previously, Jake worked at the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). The PRI is the leading proponent of responsible investment globally, with over 3,000 members responsible for managing combined assets of US$103 trillion. He worked on initiatives for integrating and including ESG issues in investment decision making. Jake previously worked as a sustainability consultant for Eco-Age where he advised clients in mining, retail and sports entertainment sectors on energy use, circular economy, product traceability and labour standards. Jake has also worked at the UK Environment Agency as an airborne remote sensing specialist. Jake has a BSc in Environmental Science from the University of Nottingham and is a CFA charterholder.
In this latest edition of our quarterly Spectrum report, experts from Federated Hermes consider the question of aluminium. The lightweight metal will play a crucial role in the energy transition but will need to address its own carbon footprint first.
Our 2021 Annual Report outlines how the SDG Engagement High Yield Credit strategy delivered on its colinear objectives: strong financial performance for investors, and future, positive social and environmental impact contributing to achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.