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  • 24/05/2019
    Christine Chow
    Recognising that the overall ESG standards in Asia are rapidly evolving, Hermes EOS has stepped up its efforts to engage with regulators to support policy making that meets global best practice.
  • 25/04/2019
    Christine Chow
    Just over one year on from the launch of Climate Action 100+ at the One Planet Summit in Paris, what have investors achieved?
  • 14/03/2019
    Christine Chow
    Just over one year on from the launch of Climate Action 100+ at the One Planet Summit in Paris, what have investors achieved?
  • 01/11/2018
    Christine Chow
    The Siam Cement Public Company Limited (SCG) is a diversified industrial company in Thailand. The company's operations include cement manufacturing; petrochemicals manufacturing; paper and packaging manufacturing; building product manufacturing; and distribution.
  • 01/11/2018
    Christine Chow
    China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation, also known as Sinopec, is one of the major oil and gas companies in China. The company is a majority-owned subsidiary of the state-owned Sinopec Group. Its operations include the exploration, production, storage and transportation of petroleum and natural gas.
  • 26/10/2018
    Christine Chow
    Ahead of the Alibaba (“NYSE: BABA”) AGM on Wednesday 31 October 2018, Dr Christine Chow, Director of Hermes EOS, highlights the issues that Hermes EOS are raising with the Board of Directors and outlines voting recommendations to clients.
  • 18/06/2018
    Christine Chow
    China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation, also known as Sinopec, is one of the major oil and gas companies in China. The company is a majority-owned subsidiary of the state-owned Sinopec Group. Its operations include the exploration, production, storage and transportation of petroleum and natural gas. The company has faced a number of environmental and social allegations on which we engage. Another important topic is the disclosure of the company’s environmental performance, which is a crucial step in the development of a strategy for the transition to the low-carbon environment.
  • 18/06/2018
    Christine Chow
    China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation, also known as Sinopec, is one of the major oil and gas companies in China. The company is a majority-owned subsidiary of the state-owned Sinopec Group. Its operations include the exploration, production, storage and transportation of petroleum and natural gas. The company has faced a number of environmental and social allegations on which we engage. Another important topic is the disclosure of the company’s environmental performance, which is a crucial step in the development of a strategy for the transition to the low-carbon environment.
  • 22/05/2018
    Christine Chow
    We recently returned from the OECD’s 12th Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains in Paris. The forum gave its attendees an opportunity to engage with stakeholders from miners to smelters and refiners, local communities, NGOs, government organisations from Africa’s Great Lakes region, as well as global technology, consumer and automobile companies. We have come away with several lessons, namely that a) existing due diligence processes do not address human rights issues at mines
  • 23/01/2018
    Christine Chow
    Following the launch of bitcoin futures on 10 December 2017, it is a good time to look at the technology that has enabled their ascent and application in many sectors – blockchain. Bitcoins originate from Satoshi Nakamoto’s 2008 paper called Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System. The standardised, decentralised blockchain registration process serves as an ongoing cryptographic proof-of-work, providing transparency of the value chain.
  • 23/01/2018
    Christine Chow
    KB Financial Group is a financial services holding company headquartered in South Korea. Its activities range from personal and corporate lending to insurance and asset management. Over the past few years, the company has been diversifying its revenue sources by acquiring a non-life insurance company, enhancing its asset management business and developing its lending to small and medium-sized enterprises. It was one of the first conglomerate financial institutions to commit to the Korean Stewardship Code, which launched in December 2016.
  • 11/12/2017
    Christine Chow
    Shinhan Financial Group is a financial services holding company headquartered in South Korea. It provides consumer and corporate banking, credit card, investment and insurance services. Background Shinhan faced a series of allegations of fraud and corruption in 2010 and after accusations of embezzlement and breach of trust from prosecutors, its chair resigned. A new CEO was appointed in 2011 after the resignation of three top executives. He focused on re-building the brand and trust, concentrating on Shinhan’s commitment as a provider of what it calls compassionate finance. In 2017, another CEO was appointed, who supports the same commitment to compassionate finance through the company’s expansion in digital financial services.