Impact Opportunities Fund: Annual Report 2021

Global equity markets endured a volatile year amid uncertainty around interest rates, inflation, Covid-19 developments and energy shortages. Growth stocks, which had led the market in 2020, saw several periods of weakness on the back of concerns about higher interest rates. Value stocks, meanwhile, and companies expected to benefit from a post-pandemic reopening generally outperformed […]

How investors can do some salt-of-the-earth good

Our fossil-fuel based industrial agriculture is having a disastrous impact on the rate of carbon emissions, as intensive farming continues to break down the life-sustaining organic matter found within the earth’s soil. Preserving nature’s hydrology through the restoration of the earth’s natural carbon sponge is crucial in reversing the effects of industrial damage. Through innovative […]

The sleeping giant: Unlocking sustainable finance

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Many analysts believe the pandemic and its impact on society has refocused stakeholders on the role banks can play in supporting customers and society. However, not all financial institutions are addressing environmentally and socially impactful financing opportunities in material ways. Moreover, the focus of regulators is widening to consider whether banks are financing activities viewed […]

Impact Opportunities, Q2 2022

Quarterly Impact Report

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

Impact Report, Q1 2022

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In the latest Impact Quarterly Report, we discuss our approach to inflation. We argue that in the context of impact investing, inflation is a near-term risk – sustainability megatrends should ultimately play out over the next five years… and beyond. Other highlights in this edition include: Our exposure by impact: We share how our portfolio […]

SDG Engagement High Yield Credit

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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:

Biodiversity: Episode 6

The final episode of our six-part podcast series on biodiversity looks to the future and the solutions being worked on to address current problems. Previous episodes have outlined the magnitude of the task, tackling issues such as deforestation, soil erosion and the threat of species extinction. The podcast is hosted by Nick Spencer from Gordian […]