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Sustainable Investing Expertise by RobecoSAM
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Sustainable Investing Research

More than two decades of Sustainable Investing research have equipped us with the tools and the unique expertise needed to define financially-material ESG information, integrate it into a wide-range of investment products, and measure its impact.

Sustainability and financial materiality

Sustainability and financial materiality

Sustainable investing research focuses on the link between sustainability and financial materiality. But what is financial materiality, exactly? Elina Hokkanen explains how we determine the financial relevance of sustainability criteria.
Sharpening the power of ESG scores - Smart ESG

Sharpening the power of ESG scores - Smart ESG

We continuously work to enhance the power of environmental, social and governance (ESG) data for investment decisions. To help investors amplify the benefits of Sustainable Investing, we have developed an innovative "Smart ESG" scoring methodology.

Mapping, measuring & monitoring SDGs

Investors are increasingly interested in investments that both contribute to realizing the SDGs, while providing financial returns. We are among the first investment managers to construct an effective framework for mapping and measuring SDG contributions that can be applied across investment portfolios.

RobecoSAM SDG Scores

Analyzing countries' ESG performance

Analyzing countries' ESG performance

The Country Sustainability Ranking is a comprehensive framework for analyzing countries' ESG performance. By focusing on ESG factors, we offer a view into a country's strengths and weaknesses that are not typically covered by rating agencies. The ranking can be a powerful tool to enhance risk analysis for government bonds.

Environmental Impact Monitoring

Measuring a portfolio's environmental footprint demonstrates the magnitude of its impact across four key environmental indicators. Based on results, investors can more fully optimize their impact preferences – maximizing positive or reducing negative environmental impacts within equity and credit portfolios.

RobecoSAM Environmental Impact Monitoring Tool

Tap into our expertise

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Tap into our expertise

Keep up with our knowledge and trends through articles, podcasts and videos.

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Get educated on the SDGs and earn professional development points
Get educated on the SDGs and earn professional development points
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) present a major investment opportunity along with a means of improving life for millions.
13-09-2021 | Insight
Good cop, bad cop? Our hopes for real action at COP26
Good cop, bad cop? Our hopes for real action at COP26
The most important conference on climate change is about to take place, six years after the Paris Agreement was signed.
08-09-2021 | Insight
The CO₂lumnist: Should derivatives have a carbon footprint?
The CO₂lumnist: Should derivatives have a carbon footprint?
Investors rely on data to make decisions on climate strategy, but who should be responsible for emissions – the creator or the user?
02-09-2021 | Column
Country sustainability visibly harmed by Covid-19
Country sustainability visibly harmed by Covid-19
Covid-19 has reversed progress in many areas of human development, the latest Robeco Country Sustainability Ranking reveals.
25-08-2021 | Insight
The CO₂lumnist: Market versus location-based scope 2 emissions
The CO₂lumnist: Market versus location-based scope 2 emissions
Investors rely on data to make decisions on climate strategy, but emissions data can have smoke coming out of the ears of frustrated investors.
19-08-2021 | Column
UN treaty on plastic pollution needed to combat waste
UN treaty on plastic pollution needed to combat waste
Robeco is backing calls for a new global treaty that commits nations to ending the plastic waste tsunami.
17-08-2021 | Insight
The future of energy is clean, electric and efficient
The future of energy is clean, electric and efficient
Despite the increasing global efforts towards energy efficiency, the demand for energy will initially continue to increase over the coming years.
10-08-2021 | Product video
Engaging with miners as the world demands more minerals
Engaging with miners as the world demands more minerals
Miners are rising to the challenge of making the industry more sustainable as demand grows for metals and minerals.
09-08-2021 | Insight