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Challenge Accepted – our commitment to active ownership
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Challenge Accepted – our commitment to active ownership

Battling gaming addiction. Encouraging electrification. Fighting deforestation. Preventing biodiversity loss. We believe active ownership and engaging with companies will help us create a more sustainable world.

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Read our latest stories on engagement.

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Special topics

Read our latest stories on engagement.

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Documentary: Engage to change
Documentary: Engage to change
What exactly is engagement, and what kind of expertise do you need to be successful?
31-03-2022 | Video
Investors’ engagement and Enel: a success story
Investors’ engagement and Enel: a success story
Utilities lie at the proverbial coal face of reducing the world’s reliance on fossil fuels.
04-04-2022 | Insight
To divest or not to divest – that’s not the question
To divest or not to divest – that’s not the question
One of the most fierce debates when it comes to sustainable investing today is surely the engage-or-divest topic.
11-04-2022 | Insight
Engagement considered important by four in five investors
Engagement considered important by four in five investors
Some 80% of investors say engagement will be a significant factor in their investment policy in the next two years, the Robeco Global Climate Survey has found.
18-04-2022 | Insight
‘We view engagement as a way for investors to drive incremental positive impact’
‘We view engagement as a way for investors to drive incremental positive impact’
Antonia Sariyska works in the Sustainable and Impact Investing team at UBS Global Wealth Management’s Chief Investment Office.
02-05-2022 | Interview
Engage to create a better world? Challenge Accepted!
Engage to create a better world? Challenge Accepted!
Engagement has been an important part of Robeco’s sustainability strategy since 2005.
28-03-2022 | Insight

Challenge Accepted – Engage to change

What exactly is engagement and what kind of expertise do you need to be successful? In our brand new documentary, Robeco’s engagement specialists tell you all about it.

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Listen to our podcast to hear how our Active Ownership team engages with companies on a daily basis.
Our beliefs, our approach and our successes.
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We look at engagement from all angles, including:

  • How engagement helped Enel transform into a role model for renewables
  • The thin line that is sometimes drawn between engaging or divesting
  • 2022 Robeco Climate Investing Survey: what investors believe about engagement
  • Why protecting the planet leads Robeco’s four engagement themes for 2022

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Our 36-page book on engagement, with case studies, interviews, our approach to active ownership and more.

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