Federated Hermes, Finance Earth nature fund 'key' for UK biodiversity net gain projects
A UK nature impact fund co-managed by Finance Earth and Federated Hermes aims to be a key source of investment for peatland, woodland and biodiversity net gain (BNG) projects across the UK, according to an executive at Finance Earth
Biodiversity fund assets triple in 2022 to nearly $1bn
Assets in biodiversity funds passed $984 million at the end of 2022, with a flurry of strategy launches despite macroeconomic woes, Thomas Cox reports
Federated Hermes 'will use its say-on-climate votes'
Federated Hermes' EOS stewardship platform has defended say-on-climate votes, after an asset manager said it would abstain from taking part over concerns they might limit investors' ability to challenge strategies in the future.
Federated Hermes' EOS to ramp up engagement on biodiversity
Federated Hermes' stewardship service provider EOS is to ramp up its engagement on biodiversity this year, and has set the ball rolling by writing to 20 companies on the issue.
COP15: Agreement on nature-related disclosures hailed by investors
Investors have welcomed agreement by countries on a text to halt and reverse the loss of nature, which sets a goal to require financial institutions and companies to disclose their nature-related impacts and dependencies.
Federated Hermes eyes 'impact' tech stocks
Technology companies that thrive in environmental, social and governance (ESG) indexes, but "just fall short" of counting as 'impactful' companies, are being closely monitored by Federated Hermes as potential investment opportunities.