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How investing in biotech can help achieve the SDGs

From pioneering therapies to renewable food sources, biotechnology has the potential to address many of humanity’s greatest challenges, as aligned to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

In the first piece from Federated Hermes’ Innovation Lab, we argue that biotechnology should be seen more broadly as the application of biology for the benefit of our planet and society. Rather than a niche subset of healthcare, the scale and scope of biotechnology could potentially accelerate our transition to a more just and self-sufficient society.

Introducing Federated Hermes’ Innovation Lab

The Innovation Lab was established to bridge the gap in understanding and practice between climate science and investing, provide broad ESG insights and generate ideas. Through the talent and alternative data we have available, the Lab enhances our capacity for Sustainable Wealth Creation by providing actionable insights to our fund managers and global team of stewardship specialists.

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Federated Hermes Stewardship Report 2021
At Federated Hermes we believe the investment industry can be a powerful force for good, building a fairer, more equitable world for all – and that active ownership and engagement is the best way to achieve this. In this, our second annual Stewardship Report, we provide an update on our efforts towards effective and outcomes-driven stewardship.
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