Search this website. You can use fund codes to locate specific funds

Public Engagement Report Q1 2020

The Public Engagement Report highlights some of the stewardship activities undertaken by EOS at Federated Hermes on behalf of its clients over Q1 2020.

Our cover story this quarter looks at how the financial services industry is embracing artificial intelligence (AI) and the issues this poses due to the greater potential for unintended bias, regulatory infringements or bad business decisions.

Also in this issue:

  • Miners need to dig deep to allay investor concerns – Engagement with the mining sector on health and safety in the wake of Brumadinho
  • What makes a great board? – Ways to assess the effectiveness of a board’s culture, dynamics and behaviour
  • Shareholder engagement and its effects on target companies – An award-winning study showed that companies successfully engaged by EOS exhibited a lower risk profile, particularly when environmental issues are tackled 

Related Insights

Cryptocurrency – the good, the bad and the ugly
Investors should engage with companies to understand the risks associated with cryptocurrencies.
China’s long and winding road to net zero
We are engaging with Chinese and Hong Kong companies on establishing targets and plans for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in line with the Paris Agreement.
Japan Tobacco case study
Japan Tobacco has demonstrated its commitment to eliminating child labour from its supply chain through various programmes and significantly improving its reporting on the issue, including a standalone human rights report.
POSCO case study
Following engagement on climate change, POSCO strengthened its governance and management framework of climate-related issues.
Associated British Foods case study
ABF has evaluated its approach to risk management and subsequently provided increased assurance to investors and increased its communication on the topic.
JD.com case study
JD.com published its first ESG report in April 2021 and its second sustainability report in June 2021. It also held its first shareholder meeting in June 2021 with appointment of its first female board director.

EOS Client Service and Business Development

Amy D’Eugenio,
Head of Client Service and Business Development, EOS