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Impact Report, Q1 2019

Plastic is a versatile, ubiquitous material in today’s fast-moving economy. But it is also one (big) example of the challenges we face when trying to transition to a circular economy.

In our latest Quarterly Impact Report, we examine our exposure to the circular economy theme, with a deep-dive focus on plastics.  

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Impact Report, Q2 2019
In our latest Quarterly Impact Report, we examine the Hermes SDG Taxonomy.
Impact Report, Q4 2018
A clear destination: how a company can reach social and environmental break-even
Video: Impact Opportunities - First year summary
Tim Crockford, Lead Manager of the Strategy, takes a look back at 2018 for the Strategy and discusses what is driving demand for impact investing.
Impact Report, Q3 2018
In our Q3 Impact Report, we explore next-generation sequencing and explain how two portfolio holdings in this field are generating positive impacts that support the delivery of the third United Nations Sustainable Development Goal – Good Health and Well-Being.
UN Global Compact Communication on Progress
Hermes Investment Management is an asset manager with a difference. Our goal is to help people invest better, retire better and create a better society for all.
Impact Report, Q2 2018
The Hermes Impact Opportunities Fund is a high-conviction global equity strategy with a bold objective. It aims to generate long-term outperformance by investing in companies succeeding in their core purpose: to generate value by creating positive and sustainable change that addresses the underserved needs of society and the environment. In this way, it focuses on tomorrow’s leading companies, today. In our Q2 Impact Report, we explain how two portfolio holdings – a global logistics company and a European bank – are generating positive social and environmental changes that support the delivery of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. We also introduce a new theme to help inform our stock selection: food security, which addresses the need to ensure productive farmlands for current and future generations.