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Financial inclusion: an economic opportunity for all

Welcome to Spectrum – a sustainability focused newsletter that brings together insights from across our investment floor including our Responsibility Office and our stewardship business, EOS at Federated Hermes.

Despite considerable progress on reducing absolute global poverty over the last 20 years, worldwide, billions of people remain unbanked, uninsured and without assets or savings. In the midst of the global pandemic, those without access to formal financial services have suffered disproportionately.

This issue of Spectrum explores why financial inclusion should be an essential part of ‘building back better’, not just as a moral imperative, but as a significant economic opportunity which offers real benefits for society as a whole.

More Insights

Impact Quarterly Report, Q3 2021
In the latest Impact Quarterly Report, we delve into the theme of Financial Inclusion, as a theme linked to 13 of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
An asset class at a crossroads: reshaping credit through ESG
We outline our credit team’s ESG and engagement integration philosophy, and how the team is working to authentically integrate ESG into every step of its investment process.
Climate crisis in focus in EOS’s Q3 Public Engagement Report
In this issue we take a more in-depth look at the climate crisis ahead of COP26.
Beyond Headline Multiples: US Equities webcast, November 2021
Join Mark Sherlock, Henry Biddle and Steve Chiavarone for the latest webcast on Federated Hermes US SMID.
Fiorino: fighting disorder: how finance is working against climate change
With the Glasgow UN Climate Conference (COP 26) talks in the headlines, Fiorino examines how the European financial sector is already rising to the biggest challenge of the times – and why the industry must apply energy to maintain order...
Inflation and supply chain disruption: Impact on corporate sectors
Inflation and supply chain disruptions, along with the moderating pace of the post-pandemic earnings recovery, have made us more cautious on corporate fundamentals as we enter Q3 reporting season