Hermes Sustainability Summit

The Hermes Sustainability Summit, held at the May Fair Hotel, London on 4 October 2018, was the first sustainability event of this scale hosted by the group.  Widely considered to be at the forefront of ESG and impact investing, Hermes has been working as an advocate for sustainable investing for over 30 years.

Investors were invited to this half day event to hear experts from the company and elsewhere talk about developments in the field with a focus on corporate governance, advocacy and investor attitudes towards sustainability. Although some of the messages were stark, the lively and sometimes surprising afternoon provided insight into the work being done around sustainability and the potential for the financial services industry to effect lasting and positive change.