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Sutainability investing

RobecoSAM Country Sustainability Ranking

01-08-2013 | Johan Duyvesteyn, PhD, CFA, Max Schieler, Rikkert Scholten

The RobecoSAM Country Sustainability Ranking is an advanced tool used to help make investment decisions. A group of 60 countries are assessed on the basis of various sustainability criteria.

The resulting scores give an insight into the investment risks and opportunities in the countries in question. This ranking helps investors to respond in a timely manner to various changes such as those relating to the quality of a country's government or the long-term health of its economy.

Country ranking data as per October 2015:

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The country sustainability score is based on 17 indicators of which 3 environmental with a weight of 15%, 3 social with a weight of 25% and 11 governance with a weight of 60%. The score ranges from 1 to 10 and should be interpreted as a grade, the highest grade is 10 and the lowest 1. Purpose of the score is to compare countries on basis of ESG indicators that we consider to be relevant for investors.

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Max Schieler
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Johan Duyvesteyn
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