Hermes is an investment management firm with a vision to contribute to a more sustainable form of capitalism.
Established in 1983 as the principal manager of the BT Pension Scheme, Hermes now employs over 130 investment professionals across its offices in London, Singapore and New York. A leader in ESG incorporation, responsible investing has been at the core of Hermes’ business for over 30 years.
In order to achieve their vision of sustainable capitalism, Hermes Equity Ownership Services (EOS) was founded in 2004 and has subsequently become the world’s most effective stewardship platform. Representing £346.3 billion of assets under advice, the Hermes EOS approach goes beyond short financial gain and concentrates instead on value added over the long term by engaging with companies and policy-makers on environmental, social, governance, strategy, risk and communication issues. Hermes EOS are working to help organisations understand that stewardship is not just good for the environment and society, but good for business too.
Future-Fit and Hermes are working towards using the Benchmark as a way to evaluate a sample of investable companies whilst also identifying areas of alignment between EOS engagement activities and the Future-Fit Business Benchmark.