Diversity, equity and inclusion in French companies

Enhancing diversity reduces the risk of groupthink, which we believe should benefit company performance over the long term. It also supports wider social inclusion benefits, which can help to reduce social strains, protect the wider economy and enhance portfolio-level returns. In 2020, we spoke to Inès Dauvergne, a business consultant with expertise in diversity, equity […]

The importance of engaging for a just transition

Fast reading At EOS we have long advocated for a just transition, to ensure that the shift to net zero happens at the pace and scale required. Our engagement approach on the just transition spans reskilling, local community impacts, and supporting customers through the energy transition. EOS has also been at the forefront of advocating […]

EOS 2023 Annual Review

Fast reading Engaging on living wages and worker rights Climate Action 100+ and the road to 2030 Q&As with engagers on natural resource stewardship and Indigenous Peoples’ rights Case studies on Maersk, Techtronic Industries and Meta Platforms 2023 was the hottest year on record, with Canadian wildfires turning Manhattan skies a sulphurous yellow, a fatal […]

EOS Engagement Plan 2024-2026

We review our Engagement Plan every year to ensure it is up-to-date and reflects client priorities. For 2024, we will continue our focus on the most material drivers of long-term value, with a focus on four priority themes: Board effectiveness: In 2024 to enhance the quality of board performance, which is foundational to good corporate […]

Crowded out – Asian species feel the heat

Six of the world’s 17 megadiverse countries – those considered the most biodiversity-rich – are located in Asia: China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea and the Philippines. While it is difficult to generalise across this vast continent, it contains a range of spectacular and biodiverse ecosystems, including tropical rainforests, coral reefs, wetlands, temperate forests […]

Hon Hai (Foxconn) case study

Background Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd., trading as Hon Hai Technology Group in Taiwan, or Foxconn internationally, is a Taiwanese multinational electronics contract manufacturer. The company moved from a TV casing business to manufacturing smart devices, followed by the introduction of electric vehicle and medical hardware production in 2022. We have engaged with Hon […]

Tencent case study

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Background Tencent Holdings Ltd. engages in the provision of value-added services and online advertising services. This includes online and mobile games, applications across various internet and mobile platforms, display- and performance-based advertisements, and software development to name a few. Given the company’s business model is centred around digital-based services with a varied and wide-ranging customer […]

American Electric Power case study

Background American Electric Power Co., Inc. (AEP) is a public utility holding company that engages in the business of generation, transmission and distribution of electricity. It operates through the following segments: Vertically Integrated Utilities, Transmission & Distribution Utilities, AEP Transmission Holdco and Generation & Marketing. The Vertically Integrated Utilities segment engages in the generation, transmission […]

Repsol case study

Background Repsol is a multinational energy company headquartered in Madrid, Spain—considered the largest industrial company in the country. It committed to becoming a key player in the global energy transition by introducing a plan to allocate €6.5 billion to low-carbon initiatives in its 2021-2025 Strategic Plan¹ and being the first energy company to set a net […]

Netflix case study

Background Arguably, two of the most pertinent topics for all companies to address within their ESG practices are climate change and diversity, equity and inclusion. As the climate changes, companies face operational, regulatory and reputational risks along with changing consumer demand, and companies that do not value diversity and promote inclusion create regulatory, talent and […]