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Global Emerging Markets: ESG Materiality, Q3 2019

Welcome to the Hermes Global Emerging Markets’ ESG Materiality commentary – a quarterly publication that demonstrates our engagement activity with portfolio companies and showcases holdings that are creating positive impact aligned to the Sustainable Development Goals. In addition, we explore an environmental, social and governance theme and its implications for the asset class.

Our Q3 2019 edition covers a range of topics, including: 

  • Engaging with ICICI Bank on environmental and governance issues
  • PT Bank Rakyat Indonesia: promoting inclusive and sustainable economic growth
  • How are we positioned to benefit from the shift to renewable energy?

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