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SDG Engagement Equity: 2018 Annual Report

Launched in January 2018, the Hermes SDG Engagement Equity Fund has the dual purpose of delivering attractive returns and measurable real-world impact.

In the SDG Engagement Equity 2018 Annual Report, we reflect on our first year and explain how, as long-term investors, we target both traditional financial performance goals as well as aiming for positive and environmental change by engaging with companies to help deliver the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).   

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The (new) working world: facing up to the challenge of fair pay
Part I: Getting to work on SDG 8
Amplified: weaving the SDGs into investment processes
The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a universal set of goals, targets and indicators for global development. They have been called a blueprint for changing the world – but how? By ending global poverty, safeguarding the planet and aiming for prosperity for all – all by 2030.
Counting the business cost of deforestation
The risk of brand damage and consumer boycotts from poor environmental corporate practice has never been higher. Some companies are changing their ways, others could do more.
Hermes SDG Engagement Equity Fund - H1 2019 report
What real-world impacts did we achieve through our engagements in the first half of 2019?
The (new) working world
Part I: Getting to work on SDG 8
Industry ESG scores for small and mid-cap companies can be misleading
Hamish Galpin, Lead Manager of the Hermes SDG Engagement Equity Fund at Hermes Investment Management, explains why reliance on ESG data can give rise to a misleading picture of smaller companies’ true ESG credentials.