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Stewardship during and after the pandemic

Stakeholders and a social licence to operate are fundamental to long-term value creation

Fast reading

  • Companies who pay closest attention to their stakeholders will be the strongest
  • All businesses need to have, and maintain, a social licence to operate
  • Business and governments will need to learn from and comprehensively act on the lessons from this crisis

Dialogue now and after

In our open letter to companies we explain that our engagement dialogue during and after the pandemic means our focus is on resilience and stakeholders. We have modified our voting policies for this year’s shareholder meeting season and we consider corporate purpose, sustainability-focused risk management and stakeholder relations as post-crisis engagement priorities.

The views and opinions contained herein are those of the author and may not necessarily represent views expressed or reflected in other Federated Hermes communications, strategies or products.

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EOS Client Service and Business Development

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