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Measuring Impact – the next frontier in sustainable investing

Measuring Impact – the next frontier in sustainable investing

17-12-2020 | Insight
With assets already in the trillions and inflows continuing to swell, the currents of sustainable investing have surged to the mainstream. But accumulating sustainable assets has not meant accelerated sustainable progress. The UN’s latest SDG status report shows progress across many goals is slow and, in some areas, regressing. How can investors and companies move beyond good intentions and generate real, sustainable change in business and society?
  • Roland Hengerer
    Roland
    Hengerer
    Senior SI Analyst
Impact investing in listed assets is a way of measuring not only a company’s internal sustainability practices and policies but also how effective those policies are in achieving global sustainability goals. In this paper, we explain Robeco’s approach to measuring impact within our smart energy portfolio, underscore the growing significance of impact investing as an accountability tool and discuss some of the practical challenges of measuring company impact in listed assets.
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