The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were created from a development rather than investment perspective. However, believing they can be a powerful way of identifying impact companies, we created the Hermes SDG Taxonomy earlier this year to clearly demonstrate connections between the goals and investment opportunities.
In our latest Quarterly Impact Report, we explain the methodology behind our SDG Taxonomy and demonstrate how it works using two case studies.
Tim Crockford joined Hermes in 2009 as a research analyst for the European Equities team covering the resources, oil & gas, agricultural chemicals, capital goods and the technology sector. He became lead portfolio manager of the Hermes Europe ex-UK Equity Fund in 2015 and joined Andrew Parry in forming the Impact team in August 2016, which launched the Hermes Impact Opportunities Fund in December 2017, which Tim also manages. Prior to joining Hermes, Tim worked at Execution Limited from July 2006 as a primary research analyst working on major projects in the consumer, retail and financial services sectors and then joined Sourcecap as an analyst in May 2008. Tim was raised and educated in Malta and graduated from the University of Malta in 2006 with a Bachelor of Accountancy (Hons) degree, as well as a Bachelor of Commerce degree. In 2016, Tim featured in Financial News’s ‘40 Under 40 Rising Stars of Asset Management’, an editorial selection pick of the brightest up-and-coming men and women in the industry.
In our Q3 Impact Report, we explore next-generation sequencing and explain how two portfolio holdings in this field are generating positive impacts that support the delivery of the third United Nations Sustainable Development Goal – Good Health and Well-Being.