Marcus Wilert focuses on engagements in Asia-ex Japan in the retail, consumer goods, technology, financial services and industrials sectors. He has 13 years of experience of corporate human rights and environmental sustainability whereof seven based in Shanghai and Hong Kong. He has held operations and strategy management positions in corporate responsibility teams for H&M, Waitrose and Primark with responsibility for supply chains across Asia, Africa, Middle East, Europe and the Americas.
Marcus holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainable Business from University of Cambridge with an ESG-focused thesis and a MSc in Economics and Business from the Stockholm School of Economics examining the business implications of the implementation of a consumer goods brand’s supply chain Code of Conduct in the Chinese supply chain. Prior to working in corporate responsibility, he was a consultant and entrepreneur in the internet sector.
Hannah Shoesmith focuses on engagements in Asia-ex Japan in the retail, consumer goods, technology, financial services and industrials sectors. Prior to joining Hermes EOS, Hannah spent 13 years working in corporate responsibility and sustainability roles, mainly for retail and consumer goods companies such as Tesco, Arcadia Group and Mothercare. Most recently Hannah led the global corporate responsibility team at Mothercare which covered the social and environmental impacts and opportunities of products, environmental impacts of operations and engagement with communities and other stakeholders. Hannah has lived and worked in Hong Kong, France and Spain and speaks French, Brazilian Portuguese and some Spanish. Hannah has a Bachelor’s degree from Durham University, a Master’s degree from King’s College London and the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris and a post-graduate certificate in sustainable value chains from the Cambridge Institute of Sustainability Leadership.
In 2010, Duke Energy adopted its first carbon dioxide emissions reduction target – it planned to reduce emissions 17% below the 2005 levels by 2020. The Clean Power Plan (CPP) was finalised in 2015 by the US Environmental Protection Agency, targeting power generation emissions reductions of 32% by 2030 relative to 2005. The Supreme Court stayed the CPP’s requirements in early 2016 and it was never implemented.
Reflecting our engagement requests, Centrica has set ambitious targets for the reduction of the emissions of its customers, which comprise over 90% of the emissions associated with its business, together with a commitment to set a pathway to net-zero emissions by 2050, in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement.
Since the introduction of Japan’s Stewardship Code in 2014 and the Corporate Governance Code in 2015, dialogue between investors and Japanese companies has become more common and the governance of many companies has improved. However, many challenges remain and progress in some areas has been slow.