Despite environmental concerns, cheap shale gas has many advantages which make it hard to dismiss. Senior engagement specialist Sylvia van Waveren engages with shale gas companies to take away some of the objections.
On Friday 22 March, UNESCO and UN-Water hold their annual World Water Day. To Robeco, water is an important topic as well. Engagement Analyst Peter van der Werf pursues an active dialogue with ten apparel companies on water management in their supply chain.
The Robeco CEO’s book on sustainability investing, based on interviews with the managers of 12 Dutch pension funds, is now available in English. What were Roderick’s main discoveries?
Risk oversight is an important part of a company’s corporate governance. It is vital to the mining sector, where the risks are significant. Senior Engagement Specialist Carola van Lamoen will start an active dialogue with mining companies to help them keep their risks in check.
Institutional investors focus too much on the short term; often against their own better judgment. This will have to change, says economist Herman Wijffels. Mr. Wijffels was guest speaker at the presentation of Robeco's publication 'De zoektocht naar duurzaam rendement' (In search of sustainable returns) on 4 December of this year, and we asked him a number of questions on this occasion.
What does an engagement specialist do? Let’s have a look at the agenda of governance specialist Carola van Lamoen to find out. It is Monday 17 September…
Sylvia van Waveren is spearheading Robeco’s engagement theme on eco-efficiency in the metals and cement industries. Here, she explains how HeidelbergCement is leading the way in its industry.
The risks of investing in mining companies operating in controversial regimes can be managed, say Jaap Smit and Willem Schramade. They focus on selecting larger companies, using risk-adjusted valuations and emphasizing safety.
The last decade has seen a palpable intensification of the sustainability efforts made by institutional investors. But is this happening at a fast enough rate?