Working for our clients
Hermes EOS aims to protect the value of our clients’ assets by engaging in the long-term risks that affect the long-term growth and profitability of the companies they own. With £261.3 billion of assets under advice1, our thinking goes far beyond short-term financial gain. Across our range of services we strive towards a world where the power of affecting change through engagement with companies is valued and understood by all parties concerned.
Our highly effective group of skilled, multinational professionals advise leading businesses on sustainability, governance, environmental and social concerns. We’ve been actively engaging with companies for over 20 years.
Our team engages in active stewardship on behalf of our clients, voting at AGMs and other shareholder gatherings to achieve our clients’ responsible ownership aims and fulfill their fiduciary duty to be active owners.
Hermes EOS screens clients’ aggregate holdings for ESG characteristics to provide a scorecard and ranking of companies. The Controversial Company Report highlights breaches of international norms and conventions to help inform clients on exclusion and engagement decisions that are fundamental to investment management.
Hermes EOS works with legislators, regulators, industry bodies and other standard setters to help shape capital markets worldwide to further our clients’ responsible investment objectives. Hermes EOS strives to lead the debate on stewardship across the world, helping to ensure sustainable economies that work for long term social and environmental benefit.
Hermes EOS provides expert consultancy to companies to help shape and develop their responsibility policies and align these to their investment’s beneficiaries and stakeholders.
Development of client responsible ownership policies:
- Engagement and voting policies
- Positioning on environmental, social and governance and other sustainability issues
- Integration of ESG factors into investment manager agreements
- Exclusion policies
1 As at 31 December 2016 Data shown in pie charts as at 30 September 2016