Rotterdam, 14 January 2013 – Robeco Group announces today the rebranding of its subsidiary SAM, the investment specialist focused exclusively on Sustainability Investing in RobecoSAM. As well as the rebranding, Robeco’s engagement and voting services will become part of RobecoSAM’s range of investment solutions and services. This step will enable Robeco to align its group wide efforts in the field of sustainability investment more closely.
Michael Baldinger, CEO, RobecoSAM, commented: “The rebranding and alignment underscores the deep and interdisciplinary collaboration between the specialists in Zurich and Rotterdam as they jointly pursue one single objective: to offer our clients an all-encompassing service and product offering in the field of Sustainable Investing. Brand characteristics that are associated with SAM, including sustainability pioneering and specialist focus, will be combined with Robeco brand values of broad-asset management expertise, tradition and institutional quality.”
Robeco’s Sustainability Investing consists of activities, products and services that systematically integrate material, non-financial criteria into traditional financial analysis and investment processes. The company is ideally positioned to serve the different needs of asset owners. The group wide offering comprises equity and fixed-income funds that integrate ESG factors; sustainability theme funds; clean growth and responsible private equity; engagement services; voting services and the renowned Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes.