The value of gender equity in the workplace

Gender gaps around the world reflect underlying societal issues that impact women at all stages of life, from the wages earned at work, and the way women are treated by the justice system, to the pervasive everyday sexism highlighted by the #MeToo movement. At work, women may be subjected to sexual harassment and discrimination, which […]

Federated Hermes Stewardship Report 2022

This year’s report now features the stewardship activities of our infrastructure and private equity investment teams. Monitoring engagement outcomes is crucial in ensuring our approach is effective and achieves the desired results. As such, this report contains new and updated examples and case studies throughout to demonstrate how our approach works in practice. In our […]

Maersk case study

A.P. Møller-Mærsk A/S (“Maersk”) is a logistics company and one of the world’s largest container shippers, operating in 130 countries and with over 100,000 employees. It is one of the world’s top 100 carbon emitters and was therefore included in the Climate Action 100+ (CA100+) collaborative engagement. We act as the co-lead investor, alongside Akademiker […]

Counting the cost of the climate crisis

Investor groups and standard-setters have called on companies to follow best practice guidelines and fully reflect climate-related risks in their financial statements. That means companies should disclose how climate change and decarbonisation commitments are being captured in their accounting assumptions and judgements. Are their accounts aligned with a 1.5°C world, as set out in the […]

EOS Stewardship Report 2022

Fast Reading Expanded section on the training offered to team members and an update on our diversity, equity and inclusion strategy. Focus on our approach to engaging on the cost of living crisis, and our CA100+ activities. In 2022, a host of geopolitical and macroeconomic factors combined to threaten the fragile recovery from the pandemic. […]

Appetite for destruction

Cattle ranchers have been responsible for clearing great swathes of virgin rainforest in Brazil in recent years. According to the World Resources Institute, over 40% of the global tropical primary forest loss in 2021 occurred in Brazil, a total of 1.5 million hectares. This was attributed to forest fires and agricultural expansion, with deforestation for […]

Public Engagement Report Q1 2023

Fast reading Cattle ranching remains the main driver of deforestation in the Amazon with land cleared for grazing Why companies should be accounting for climate risk Engaging on gender equity and eliminating sexual harassment from workplaces The Amazon rainforest represents nearly a third of all the tropical rainforest remaining on Earth. But deforestation has increased […]

Mercedes-Benz case study

Auto industry associations have significant influence over policy and regulation. For the auto industry to achieve its stated net-zero ambitions in line with a 1.5°C pathway, it is important that all lobbying efforts including those of trade associations, are aligned to this ambition. We have engaged with Mercedes-Benz Group since 2007 and are one of […]

Volkswagen case study

In September 2015, the company was found to have programmed cars to undermine laboratory emissions testing for NOx emissions, known as the ‘dieselgate’ scandal. This resulted in the company facing lawsuits and having its brand tarnished, resulting in a significant drop in share price and costs estimated to be $35bn[1]. We identified that underlying company […]

BMW case study

We have been engaging with the company since 2008 and are also the Climate Action 100+ engagement co-lead. Our engagement focus with BMW has been two areas: its electric vehicles strategy and its public policy advocacy. We have engaged consistently on these issues over a five-year period, demonstrated by a site visit and multiple in-person […]