The Circular: Edition 2, 2022

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The Circular Edition 2, 2022 Keeping you in the sustainability loop Diversity is an essential ingredient of both investment and life but, sadly, the Earth’s living asset base narrows by the day. Can investors help keep the diversified planetary portfolio alive?  The Circular goes back to nature looking for uncorrelated solutions… Life as we (used […]

Climate Change High Yield Credit, H1 report 2021

In this inaugural report, we delve into what makes the Federated Hermes Climate Change High Yield Credit strategy unique. As well as introducing our process and team, the report provides an overview of our proprietary Climate Change Impact (CCI) score, complete with portfolio examples to illustrate the scoring system in practice. Fund facts Benefitting people […]

Investing in the earth

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Why soil health matters

SDG Engagement Equity

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2021 Annual Report

Federated Hermes Impact Opportunities Equity Fund awarded Nordic Swan Ecolabel

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The Ecolabel is one of the world’s toughest and most recognised environmental certifications, making it easy for consumers and professional buyers to chose the highest environmental standard of goods and services. To learn more about the label and how our Fund obtained its certification. Want to know more about Impact Opportunites Equity? Share:

Federated Hermes Sustainable European Equities

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Key points: How an understanding of change can make or break portfolio returns SDG alignment, engagement and environmental highlights Case study: EssilorLuxottica Case study: Merck Read the full report for a more comprehensive picture. Federated Hermes Sustainable European Equities Download Share:

Do sustainability-linked bonds have a step-up problem?

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Sustainability-linked bonds (SLBs) have grown rapidly over the last year The market’s preferred mechanism for punitive fees when a company misses sustainability targets is a coupon step-up, most often set at 25bps Because the flat rate of 25bps doesn’t consider the scale of a business, the materiality of this as an incentive is inconsistent across […]

Spectrum, Q1 2022

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The Great Rotation 2.0

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Market reaction

How investing in biotech can help achieve the SDGs

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In the first piece from Federated Hermes’ Innovation Lab, we argue that biotechnology should be seen more broadly as the application of biology for the benefit of our planet and society. Rather than a niche subset of healthcare, the scale and scope of biotechnology could potentially accelerate our transition to a more just and self-sufficient […]