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Real estate fund cuts its carbon footprint
Real estate fund cuts its carbon footprint
Robeco Sustainable Property Equities has scored well above average for sustainability in an industry survey for the sixth year in a row.
24-01-2020 | Insight
From alchemy to gold – how ESG adds value in a Robeco fund
From alchemy to gold – how ESG adds value in a Robeco fund
Sustainability was responsible for 20% of the outperformance in a Robeco fund over three years, new analysis shows.
23-01-2020 | Insight
Podcast: It’s time asset managers make money talk
Podcast: It’s time asset managers make money talk
If we start investing much more towards the long term, and to sustainable solutions, things will go very, very quickly, says Robeco CEO Gilbert Van Hassel.
22-01-2020 | Podcast
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
Norway is now the most sustainable country in the world
Norway is now the most sustainable country in the world
Norway has overtaken its neighbor Sweden to become the world’s most sustainable country, RobecoSAM’s latest Country Sustainability Ranking reveals.
16-01-2020 | 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
Robeco turns 90 in a fast-changing fund industry
Robeco turns 90 in a fast-changing fund industry
This 4 December, Robeco celebrates its 90th anniversary.
04-12-2019 | Insight
Spearheading the sustainable investing movement
Spearheading the sustainable investing movement
Gilbert Van Hassel discusses leadership in sustainable investing and the S&P Global partnership deal.
21-11-2019 | Interview
The spy in the sky for deforestation
The spy in the sky for deforestation
Robeco has teamed up with a satellite data company to detect deforestation in palm oil plantations.
15-11-2019 | Insight
Show don’t tell – UK Stewardship Code wants proof of actions
Show don’t tell – UK Stewardship Code wants proof of actions
Investors will have to show the results of their active ownership work after the UK regulator updated its Stewardship Code.
13-11-2019 | 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
Robeco joins investor call to save rainforest
Robeco joins investor call to save rainforest
Robeco is collaborating with other global investors to try to stop deforestation in Brazil.
18-09-2019 | 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
Anno Domini: the best reads of 2019
Anno Domini: the best reads of 2019
What were the best-read stories on Robeco’s main website this year?
26-07-2019 | Insight
Voting season: making our voice heard as a shareholder
Voting season: making our voice heard as a shareholder
Sustainability issues have gained more traction in the US, while board composition remains among the most contentious issues in Asia.
25-07-2019 | Insight
Sweden again tops national sustainability poll
Sweden again tops national sustainability poll
Sweden has defended its position as the world’s most sustainable nation in RobecoSAM’s latest Country Sustainability Ranking.
17-07-2019 | Insight
Addressing the climate emergency
Addressing the climate emergency
The language around climate change is changing.
10-07-2019 | Column
What the Shareholders Right Directive II means for investors
What the Shareholders Right Directive II means for investors
An updated regulation regarding shareholder rights and obligations came into force on 9 June 2019.
08-07-2019 | Insight
Carbon Capture & Storage: removing CO2 on an industrial scale
Carbon Capture & Storage: removing CO2 on an industrial scale
We produce CO2 on an industrial scale, and we need to remove it on an industrial scale.
17-06-2019 | Insight
Were markets efficient, past prices should not tell anything about the future
Were markets efficient, past prices should not tell anything about the future
What exactly drives factor premiums?
12-06-2019 | Insight
Client story: pension scheme embraces sustainability via factor indices
Client story: pension scheme embraces sustainability via factor indices
Combining quant and sustainable investing?
31-05-2019 | Insight
'Asset management is all about intellectual property'
'Asset management is all about intellectual property'
Robeco CIO Peter Ferket discusses three big trends that are leading to structural changes in the asset management industry.
29-05-2019 | Podcast
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
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
Robeco publishes Sustainability Report 2018
Robeco publishes Sustainability Report 2018
Sustainability is a crucial part of the business of Robeco.
21-03-2019
As pioneers of SI, we have Sustainability Inside
As pioneers of SI, we have Sustainability Inside
Robeco is proud to have been a pioneer of sustainable investing, standing at the forefront of this vibrant style now for more than two decades.
15-03-2019 | Insight
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
Our approach to sustainable investing in palm oil
Our approach to sustainable investing in palm oil
Robeco has stepped up its engagement with the producers of palm oil to address sustainability issues in the industry.
04-03-2019 | 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
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