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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.

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

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

More insights

Tap into our expertise

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

More insights
Social impacts of AI and gaming lead Active Ownership Q4 report
Social impacts of AI and gaming lead Active Ownership Q4 report
Technology can be a wonderful enhancement to our lives – and also a danger to health and security.
27-01-2023 | Active Ownership Report
SI Dilemma: How important are SI badges?
SI Dilemma: How important are SI badges?
Would an asset manager dare to turn down a sustainability badge?
26-01-2023 | News
SI Outlook & Engagement Themes for 2023
SI Outlook & Engagement Themes for 2023
The focus on sustainable investment has never been greater as we look for solutions to the challenges facing humanity.
19-01-2023 | Webinar
Is swapping a good alternative to divesting?
Is swapping a good alternative to divesting?
Similar to divestment, swapping is a way to establish zero economic exposure to excluded firms.
19-01-2023 | Insight
‘The scope for portfolio customization is really wide’
‘The scope for portfolio customization is really wide’
The Robeco Quant Equities team uses its Quant Customizer to develop customized portfolios in cooperation with our clients.
12-01-2023 | Interview
Modern slavery and Just Transition top 2023 engagement themes
Modern slavery and Just Transition top 2023 engagement themes
Tackling modern slavery and working for a Just Transition towards net zero lead the Active Ownership team’s engagement themes for 2023.
05-01-2023 | Insight
Podcast: Après Montreal – Biodiversity is also about opportunity
Podcast: Après Montreal – Biodiversity is also about opportunity
There’s agreement that measures to halt and reverse biodiversity loss are now critical.
28-12-2022 | Podcast
SI Dilemma: To ESG or not to ESG? The burden of proof is increasing
SI Dilemma: To ESG or not to ESG? The burden of proof is increasing
As a responsible and sustainable investor for many years, I am used to being asked many critical questions.
22-12-2022 | SI Dilemmas