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Lead Engager, Fixed Income
Aaron joined the international business of Federated Hermes in August 2018 and is lead engager for the Federated Hermes SDG Engagement High Yield Credit Fund, responsible for developing engagement strategies and working with companies in the fund. Aaron previously worked in EOS in North-American company engagement, including the automotive, chemicals, technology and consumer goods sectors, and continues to work with EOS in thought leadership. Aaron has a decade of experience advising on corporate sustainability strategy and environmental and social challenges across private, public and NGO sectors. Before joining, Aaron consulted with Accenture Strategy in London, engaging numerous consumer goods, telecoms and logistics clients in sustainability strategy, ethical supply chain development, circular economy and environmental valuation projects. Aaron was previously a senior advisor with Forum for the Future, a UK NGO that partners with large companies to use systems thinking for developing long-term sustainable business models. He previously served in sustainability advisory roles in Canadian technology consulting and government settings. Aaron holds an Honours Business Administration (HBA) degree from the Ivey School of Business at Western University, and a MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London.
In April, EOS at Federated Hermes published a white paper – Investor Expectations for Global Plastic Challenges. This set out the scale and complexity of the problem and offered investors ways to engage with companies in three key sectors – chemicals, consumer goods and retail.
Janet Wong, an engager for EOS at Federated Hermes, talks to Dr David Hardoon, a senior AI adviser to the Union Bank of the Philippines, and the former chief data officer and senior AI adviser to the Monetary Authority of Singapore, about AI and data governance in financial services.