Federated assures that all of its investment teams have access to best-in-class ESG resources and analytics through a centralized ESG information hub. Investment teams can access multiple sources of ESG ratings and research, both third-party as well as Federated Hermes' proprietary data, research and portfolio level tools. These proprietary tools include our ESG Dashboard, QESG score, Portfolio Snapshot, Carbon Tool, Governance Tool and EOS Engagement Analytics.
The importance of materiality of ESG factors and identifying sector KPIs is a key focus of continuous education for all our investment teams across asset classes. We hold formal monthly thematic deep dive webinars broadcast to investment teams firm-wide with presentations by various EOS engagers and SASB lead analysts.
Ultimately each investment team is responsible for understanding and incorporating relevant and material ESG information into their investment processes. While some teams are more advanced than others in their application of the full suite of proprietary data, materiality and engagement resources, all active fundamental equity teams are incorporating at least one dimension of our ESG toolkit within their investment framework.