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Climate partnerships needed between company boards and investors
Climate partnerships needed between company boards and investors
A partnership between companies and investors is essential if climate change targets are to be met.
20-01-2020 | Insight
Biodiversity and mining among engagement themes for 2020
Biodiversity and mining among engagement themes for 2020
Protecting biodiversity and improving mining safety form part of Robeco’s new engagement campaign for 2020.
13-01-2020 | Insight
Exhaust-ive engagement: persuading carmakers to decarbonize
Exhaust-ive engagement: persuading carmakers to decarbonize
Decarbonizing the auto industry can significantly lower greenhouse gas emissions.
05-12-2019 | Insight
Call for concrete COP25 commitments on climate change
Call for concrete COP25 commitments on climate change
Nations meeting at COP25 need to get back on track to combat global warming, says Robeco’s Carola van Lamoen.
29-11-2019 | Insight
Living wage platform expands focus
Living wage platform expands focus
An investor group set up to promote living wages is broadening its scope outside garments after marking its first anniversary.
04-11-2019 | Insight
Robeco publishes Q3 Active Ownership report
Robeco publishes Q3 Active Ownership report
Problems from single-use plastic is one of the highlights of the Robeco Active Ownership team’s Q3 report on its engagement and voting work.
31-10-2019 | Active Ownership Report
Engaging with electric utilities on climate change strategies
Engaging with electric utilities on climate change strategies
Replacing fossil fuels with clean energy is a key element in limiting climate change.
17-10-2019 | Insight
Greenwashing leads ICGN corporate governance debate
Greenwashing leads ICGN corporate governance debate
corporate governance experts believe.
09-10-2019 | Insight
Robeco and RobecoSAM get outstanding PRI scores
Robeco and RobecoSAM get outstanding PRI scores
Robeco and RobecoSAM have again achieved outstanding scores for sustainable investing from the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).
09-08-2019 | Insight
Fighting plastic pollution, one bottle at a time
Fighting plastic pollution, one bottle at a time
A smartphone app used to find free water refills on the go has now been downloaded over 100,000 times.
20-05-2019 | Insight
Robeco publishes Q1 Active Ownership report
Robeco publishes Q1 Active Ownership report
It’s been a busy first quarter for Robeco’s Active Ownership team, led by the launch of our engagement themes for 2019.
29-04-2019 | Active Ownership Report
Robeco publishes Active Ownership Report 2018
Robeco publishes Active Ownership Report 2018
Using our position as an asset manager to effect meaningful change at companies is a vital part of our dedication to sustainability investing at Robeco.
15-03-2019 | Active Ownership Report
Working towards greater gender equality
Working towards greater gender equality
Robeco has long believed that a gender-balanced workforce with more opportunities for women makes companies more successful.
08-03-2019 | Insight
Single-use plastic among Robeco’s 2019 engagement themes
Single-use plastic among Robeco’s 2019 engagement themes
Trying to cut plastic pollution and the social impact of artificial intelligence are among four themes that Robeco will engage on this year.
04-02-2019 | Insight
Climate change dominates Robeco’s public policy engagement
Climate change dominates Robeco’s public policy engagement
The battle against global warming was a central theme in Robeco’s engagement with public bodies in 2018.
03-01-2019 | Active Ownership Report
Robeco's Active Ownership realizes success with Shell
Robeco's Active Ownership realizes success with Shell
Robeco has been recognized for its critical role in persuading Royal Dutch Shell to significantly strengthen its measures to reduce its carbon footprint.
07-12-2018 | Insight
 Maximum scores for Robeco in 2018 UN PRI assessment
Maximum scores for Robeco in 2018 UN PRI assessment
Robeco recently received the 2018 assessment results from the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (UN PRI).
27-07-2018 | Insight
Engagement with Roche: What's in it for the company?
Engagement with Roche: What's in it for the company?
Active ownership: a time-consuming burden, or a useful exercise?
17-07-2018 | Insight
‘We select engagement themes in a very structured way’
‘We select engagement themes in a very structured way’
Robeco’s Active Ownership team has selected five new engagement themes for 2018.
03-04-2018 | Insight
Robeco puts tobacco on exclusion list
Robeco puts tobacco on exclusion list
Robeco excludes investments in the tobacco industry from its mutual funds.
08-03-2018 | Insight
Robeco publishes Active Ownership Report 2017
Robeco publishes Active Ownership Report 2017
Active Ownership forms a key component of Robeco’s sustainability investing proposition, and we increasingly reap the benefits of integrating it into our investment process.
23-02-2018 | Active Ownership Report
Robeco launches climate change policy
Robeco launches climate change policy
Robeco has launched a climate change policy to explain its approach to combatting global warming.
03-10-2017 | Insight
High scores for Robeco in 2017 UN PRI assessment
High scores for Robeco in 2017 UN PRI assessment
The UN Principles for Responsible Investment (UN PRI) have awarded Robeco excellent scores.
11-09-2017 | Insight
Robeco publishes Active Ownership Report 2016
Robeco publishes Active Ownership Report 2016
Robeco wants to be transparent about its Active Ownership activities.
21-03-2017 | Active Ownership Report
Robeco comes second in European sustainable investing ranking
Robeco comes second in European sustainable investing ranking
Robeco has ranked second for sustainable investing in a survey of 40 of the largest asset managers in Europe by ShareAction.
15-03-2017 | Insight
Coca-Cola cuts 3.75 billion in calories from drinks
Coca-Cola cuts 3.75 billion in calories from drinks
In this new series we look at stunning statistics from the world of sustainability.
14-03-2017 | Stunning statistics
Active Ownership Report Q4 2016
Active Ownership Report Q4 2016
Please read the details of Robeco's active ownership report of Q4 2016.
31-12-2016 | Active Ownership Report
Cyber risk should be addressed at board level
Cyber risk should be addressed at board level
Cyber risk should be addressed at board level as it poses an increasing threat to companies and investors, says Robeco’s head of Governance and Active Ownership.
04-08-2016 | Insight
Panama Papers yet again stress the importance of ESG
Panama Papers yet again stress the importance of ESG
The Panama Papers appear to be yet another scandal in the banking sector.
22-04-2016 | Insight
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