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  • 21/05/2019
    Equities
    Louise Dudley
    We examine how ESG investing has powered into the mainstream since 2014.
  • 21/05/2019
    Equities
    Lewis Grant
    Today, we look back on six years of Global Equity ESG.
  • 05/11/2018
    Equities
    Lewis Grant
    Our seminal paper, ESG investing: does it just make you feel good, or is it actually good for your portfolio?, published in 2014, demonstrated the performance benefits of integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into investment decisions. 
  • 15/02/2017
    Equities
    Lewis Grant
    Lewis Grant, Senior Portfolio Manager, Global Equities, at Hermes Investment Management, highlights the technology companies hiding behind the glitz and glamour of consumer-facing stocks. While the New Year kicked off in the UK with grey skies and drizzle in the air, in Las Vegas the glitz and glamour of the CES technology show rolled into town. Amongst the razzmatazz of big budget, ground breaking VR products it is easy for investors to become distracted, however, we look beyond the sequins to discover the hidden technologies behind the futuristic gadgets we see at these shows.
  • 07/12/2016
    Equities
    Lewis Grant
    Institutional investors need a greater understanding and education of exclusion lists due to varied and numerous ramifications, according to a new paper by Hermes Investment Management, the £28.6 billion manager focused on delivering superior, sustainable, risk adjusted returns to its clients – responsibly. The report from the firm’s Global Equities team, From faith to fact in ESG exclusions: a behind-the-scenes analysis, models four different approaches to excluding holdings with climate change concerns, while ostensibly meeting the same goal: to produce diverse risk and performance outcomes.
  • Lewis Grant
    The exclusion of certain businesses from investment portfolios – such as tobacco or weapons stocks – whose activities oppose the ethical views held by an investor, was initially practiced by a fervent few as one of the earliest forms of responsible investing.