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Federated Hermes Max-Cap Index IS FISPX Sustainability

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Sustainable Summary

Federated Hermes Max Cap Index Fund is likely to concern sustainability-focused investors given certain substandard ESG attributes.

Federated Hermes Max Cap Index Fund has an average Morningstar Sustainability Rating of 3 globes, indicating that the ESG risk of holdings in its portfolio is similar to that of its peers in the US Equity Large Cap Blend category. Investors concerned about ESG risk may be better off with funds in the category that receive 4 or 5 globes, as they tend to invest in securities less exposed to ESG risk. ESG risk provides investors with a signal that reflects to what degree their investments are exposed to risks related to material ESG issues, such as climate change and inequalities, that are not sufficiently managed. ESG risk differs from impact, which is about seeking positive environmental and social outcomes.

Federated Hermes Max Cap Index Fund has a Carbon Risk Score of 7.50, indicating portfolio companies face low carbon-related risks in the transition to a low-carbon economy.

One potential issue for a sustainability-focused investor is that Federated Hermes Max Cap Index Fund doesn’t have an ESG-focused mandate. A fund with an ESG-focused mandate would have a higher probability to drive positive ESG outcomes. The fund's current involvement in fossil fuels reaches 8.75%, surpassing 7.77% for its average category peer. Companies are considered involved in fossil fuels if they derive some revenue from thermal coal, oil, and gas. The fund has relatively high exposure (9.94%) to companies with high or severe controversies. From bribery and corruption to workplace discrimination and environmental incidents, controversies are incidents that may negatively affect stakeholders, the environment, or the company’s operations.

ESG Commitment Level Asset Manager

An ESG Commitment Level Asset Manager rating is not assigned to this investment.

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