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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?

More Insights

Coronavirus: the long-term impacts on emerging markets
What might be the enduring impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on emerging-markets businesses?
Viral volatility: how Covid-19 is infecting sentiment
What does the latest reading of our complacency indicator show?
Pandemic panic: making sense of investor behaviour
The coronavirus crisis has revealed consumer behaviour at its most extreme
Sharpe Thinking
As the books close on an eventful first quarter, markets seem to be showing some vague signs of consolidation
Weekly Credit Insight
Credit quality within the global high-yield market is currently much higher than during previous drawdowns.
Monthly Fund Commentary, February 2020
Please read on for more information and a summary of performance, activity and our investment outlook, from our Portfolio Managers.