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Let’s talk about outcomes: voting on shareholder proposals
Let’s talk about outcomes: voting on shareholder proposals
Sustainable investing is finally getting traction in the market place.
16-10-2019 | Column
Addressing the climate emergency
Addressing the climate emergency
The language around climate change is changing.
10-07-2019 | Column
Sustainable investing – how to avoid greenwashing?
Sustainable investing – how to avoid greenwashing?
With the rise of new sustainable funds, the question of how to avoid greenwashing becomes more prevalent.
23-05-2019 | Column
The sustainability builders - using guilders
The sustainability builders - using guilders
Sustainable investing has been part of Robeco for so long that to look at its first fund, you have to go back to Dutch guilders.
27-03-2019 | Insight
2018 – another record year for sustainable investing
2018 – another record year for sustainable investing
In 2017, we reported that we saw a lift-off in sustainable investing.
18-02-2019 | Column
The link between ESG and performance
The link between ESG and performance
Robeco has long believed in the benefits of sustainability investing.
09-01-2019 | Insight
Climate change action tops my projections for 2019 and beyond
Climate change action tops my projections for 2019 and beyond
The new year is upon us, and the projections for 2019 markets are being digested by investors.
07-01-2019 | Column
Beyond exclusions – how investors can approach SI
Beyond exclusions – how investors can approach SI
Some investors adopt a simple approach to sustainable investing by excluding certain companies from portfolios.
17-12-2018 | Insight
Providing flexible SI solutions – two client cases
Providing flexible SI solutions – two client cases
Sustainable investing means different things to different people, and a one-size-fits-all approach does not work for everyone.
03-12-2018 | Insight
How Robeco approaches sustainability
How Robeco approaches sustainability
Robeco has a unique sustainability culture that goes back to the 1990s – and today it has never been more important to us.
27-11-2018 | Insight
Three megatrends shaping the world
Three megatrends shaping the world
Three megatrends reflecting each aspect of the environmental, social and governance (ESG) spectrum are shaping the sustainable investing world.
01-11-2018 | Insight
Sustainability and the role of finance
Sustainability and the role of finance
Sustainability is usually defined as meeting today’s needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet theirs.
02-10-2018 | Insight
Ten years on, risk remains a problem for banks
Ten years on, risk remains a problem for banks
A decade after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, Masja Zandbergen and Kenneth Robertson explain why governance is so crucial for the banking sector.
21-09-2018 | Column
Fact or fiction: SI does not work in emerging markets
Fact or fiction: SI does not work in emerging markets
Sustainable investing is well established in the West, though some doubt whether it can work in emerging markets battling with bigger issues.
08-08-2018 | 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
Fact or fiction: SI only works with equities
Fact or fiction: SI only works with equities
Hundreds of investors are convinced that sustainable investing offers a better way of buying equities.
16-07-2018 | Insight
Three reasons to embrace sustainable investing
Three reasons to embrace sustainable investing
Masja Zandbergen on the three main reasons why investors worldwide embrace sustainable investing.
13-06-2018 | Video
Fact or fiction: SI is a niche form of investing
Fact or fiction: SI is a niche form of investing
Sustainable investing has sometimes been considered niche – so the sheer size of it may come as a surprise.
11-06-2018 | Insight
Fact or fiction: SI does not have enough data to work
Fact or fiction: SI does not have enough data to work
They say that ‘information is power’, but is there enough of it available to show whether sustainable investing works?
14-05-2018 | Insight
Fact or fiction: SI has no clear impact on society
Fact or fiction: SI has no clear impact on society
Sustainable investing has risen to become a high-profile form of managing money – but does it actually benefit anyone else?
23-04-2018 | Insight
Fact or fiction: SI a modern-day millennials hype
Fact or fiction: SI a modern-day millennials hype
Sustainable investing is often seen as something only pursued by millennials who are jumping on a bandwagon with their trendy friends.
26-03-2018 | Insight
US makes great progress on boardroom diversity
US makes great progress on boardroom diversity
Maybe it is because I am a woman in an industry dominated by men, and because I chose to focus on sustainability at an early stage, that I have always been interested in the topic of diversity.
02-03-2018 | Column
Fact or fiction: SI is only about negative screening
Fact or fiction: SI is only about negative screening
A persistent myth about sustainability investing is that it only includes negative screening – mainly by excluding stocks that are deemed ‘unethical’.
21-02-2018 | Insight
Fact or fiction: SI is only about green issues relevant for idealists
Fact or fiction: SI is only about green issues relevant for idealists
Sustainable investing has come a long way in recent decades – though some people still think it’s only about green issues.
22-01-2018 | Insight
Fact or fiction: sustainability means sacrificing performance
Fact or fiction: sustainability means sacrificing performance
Sustainable investing is subject to more myths than any other style of investment.
20-12-2017 | Insight
Impact investing and Sustainable Development Goals
Impact investing and Sustainable Development Goals
If you are in (sustainability) investing and you have not yet heard of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), you probably have taken a sabbatical for the last year and a half.
05-12-2017 | Column
Sustainable investing on the rise in Asia
Sustainable investing on the rise in Asia
In the past weeks I have visited many Asian institutional investors to talk about sustainable investing.
12-10-2017 | Column
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
Two worlds colliding – insights from integrating ESG
Two worlds colliding – insights from integrating ESG
Robeco Global Equity has been structurally integrating ESG information into its research and investment process for the last three years.
04-09-2017 | Research
The pros and cons of ESG ratings for investment funds
The pros and cons of ESG ratings for investment funds
Monthly column from Global Equities on sustainability investing.
08-05-2017 | Column

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