Founded in 1983 and with over 500 employees, Hermes Investment Management is one of the most sought-after and trusted investment management firms in the UK, currently managing well over £30 billion in assets!
Headquartered in London, Hermes has been providing strategized private and public markets investment advice and management, as well as stewardship services, focusing not just on financial results, but also taking responsibility for the wider (positive) impact they wish to have in the environment and society at large:
Hermes has been a leading voice in calling for investor action on Climate Change and it features heavily in their investment, advocacy and stewardship activities. Alongside its memberships of the UNEP finance initiative and UN Global Compact, the Carbon Offset they pay each year, the firm also directly manages the carbon they emit as a firm.
In today’s markets, investing sustainably no longer means giving up healthy returns. Modern day investors are well aware that by making the best use of ESG data, they are actually making sure that they avoid any companies which could affect the shareholder value, and most importantly, underperform. This emerging “impact strategy” goes even further than simply reducing risk, by seeking to capitalise on the subsequent opportunities presented by the challenges facing the world’s population and the environments we live in.
Specialising in Alternatives, Equities, Fixed Income, Shareholder Advisory Services, Infrastructure and Real Estate, their mission statement remains as simple as ever – Their aim is to help people make better choices when it comes to longer-term investment, so they can retire in the best possible way, while at the same time creating a better society for everyone:
“The investment community is crucial, it holds in its hands the tools with which we can shape the future of our society” – Saker Nusseibeh, CEO of Hermes Investment Management.