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Public Engagement Report Q3 2020

The Public Engagement Report highlights some of the stewardship activities undertaken by EOS at Federated Hermes on behalf of its clients over Q3 2020.

Our cover story this quarter looks at our reliance on nature and the ecosystem services that it provides, such as the provision of clean air, maintenance of the water cycle, climate regulation, pollination and nutrient-rich soils. Some sectors are almost completely dependent on these services, which are under threat as never before, with one million species at risk of extinction. We outline the value of biodiversity, the business case for its protection, and how we expect companies to respond.

Also in this issue:

  • Limited shelf-life? - Why the fast fashion model is under strain
  • Business purpose - Pandemic scrutiny brings purpose to the fore
  • A selection of short-form company case studies highlighting areas where we have completed objectives or can demonstrate significant progress

Related Insights

Q and A: Diversity and inclusion challenges in France
How can French companies address inequities related to the racial or ethnic origins of employees?
Limited shelf life? Why the fast fashion model is under strain
The fast fashion industry has a detrimental impact on the environment, but more people switched to online retailers when pandemic lockdowns shuttered high street stores.
Our debt to nature
For the most part, companies have taken the immense value of nature for granted, but global ecosystems are now threatened at unprecedented levels.
POSCO case study
Following divestment by a major pension fund and criticism from NGOs due to deforestation resulting from its palm oil operations in Indonesia, POSCO INTERNATIONAL strengthened its policies and processes. EOS introduced the company to two critical NGOs, leading to a successful collaboration culminating in commitments to adhere to internationally recognised standards and to restore forest areas.
The struggle for renewables in Japan
Japan has set a target to become carbon neutral by 2050, but how will it get there?
Baidu case study
Baidu has put in place a robust corporate structure and measures to protect the privacy of users’ data.

EOS Client Service and Business Development

Amy D’Eugenio,
Head of Client Service and Business Development, EOS