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Global Equity ESG: Annual Report 2020

Combining attractive fundamentals and good or improving environmental, social and governance (ESG) characteristics, the Federated Hermes Global Equity ESG Fund targets innovative companies that anticipate tomorrow’s challenges today.

Despite the economic shock brought about by the pandemic, our approach ─ which favours a diverse range of sustainable companies with durable business models and good or improving ESG characteristics – worked well in 2020. Our annual report explains our investment philosophy, examines our engagement highlights and ESG outcomes, and provides case studies illustrating how we integrate ESG and engagement into our investment process. 

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