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COMPANY ENGAGEMENT

DEFINITION:

Engaging with companies on business strategy and performance, including ESG concerns and using shareholder power to positively influence corporate behaviour.

OBJECTIVES:

Promote beneficial change within companies that strengthens their business performance and aligns corporate behaviour with investors’ long-term interests. Provides forward-looking insights on future business and ESG performance than can enhance investment decision making.

HERMES' APPLICATION:

On behalf of investors worldwide and for our own portfolios, we engage companies as active stewards of capital in face-to-face dialogues at the executive and board levels, and vote at corporate annual general meetings, collaborating with other shareholders to effect positive change.

CAPABILITIES:

Hermes EOS; integrated in all fund offerings.

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