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Environment

  • 21/02/2020
    EOS Engagement Plan 2020-2022
    Our engagement activities enable long-term institutional investors to be more active owners of their assets, through dialogue with companies on environmental, social and governance issues.
  • 13/02/2020
    Duke Energy case study
    Aaron Hay
    In 2010, Duke Energy adopted its first carbon dioxide emissions reduction target – it planned to reduce emissions 17% below the 2005 levels by 2020. The Clean Power Plan (CPP) was finalised in 2015 by the US Environmental Protection Agency, targeting power generation emissions reductions of 32% by 2030 relative to 2005. The Supreme Court stayed the CPP’s requirements in early 2016 and it was never implemented.
  • 05/02/2020
    Centrica case study
    Andy Jones
    Reflecting our engagement requests, Centrica has set ambitious targets for the reduction of the emissions of its customers, which comprise over 90% of the emissions associated with its business, together with a commitment to set a pathway to net-zero emissions by 2050, in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement.
  • 09/01/2020
    Shareholder engagement and its effects on target companies
    Michael Viehs
    The award-winning study ‘ESG shareholder engagement and downside risk’, which uses engagement data from Hermes EOS, reveals that companies that are successfully engaged by EOS exhibit a lower risk profile, particularly when environmental issues are tackled.
  • 07/01/2020
    KLK case study
    Marcus Wilert
    KLK has strengthened its labour standards and disclosure, following allegations of deforestation and poor labour standards in 2012 and 2013.
  • 06/01/2020
    Sustainable agriculture: the economics of healthy soil
    Eoin Murray
    Where is modern industrial agriculture taking us?