SDG Engagement High Yield Credit: H1 2021 report - Federated Hermes

The focus in the first half of 2021 was on higher-quality credit in markets with strong engagement potential. As well as reviewing engagement activity, this report delves into impact in the energy sector and the role of insurers in the fight against climate change.

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... Federated Hermes have been delighted with the outcomes in their inaugural engagement year. The success and impact of the strategy has been bolstered by the greater intensity and breadth of their engagement activity in the first six months of 2021. At mid-year they had already engaged 105 of the 126 issuers held in their portfolio on a myriad of sustainable development goals (SDGs) and environmental, social and governance (ESG) topics. As well as reviewing their investment and engagement activity over the first half of 2021 – including the SDGs they have engaged on most intensively – this report delves into impact in the energy sector and the role of insurers in the fight against climate change.

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