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Turning caterpillars into butterflies: SDG Engagement Equities
Turning caterpillars into butterflies: SDG Engagement Equities
A new Robeco investment strategy takes a fresh look at the SDGs by investing in companies that are still a work in progress.
10-05-2022 | 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
Spotlight on mining and palm oil in Q1 Active Ownership report
Spotlight on mining and palm oil in Q1 Active Ownership report
Robeco’s approach to tackling contentious corporate behavior is the main theme in the Active Ownership team’s first-quarter report.
29-04-2022 | Active Ownership Report
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
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
Investors to be stricter on ESG during AGM season
Investors to be stricter on ESG during AGM season
The climate transition and social condition will be key issues during the AGM season – and companies cannot expect an easy ride.
25-03-2022 | Insight
SI Dilemmas: Collaborating is key to making progress, but isn’t always easy
SI Dilemmas: Collaborating is key to making progress, but isn’t always easy
Solving the world’s greatest sustainability challenges, from halting climate change and biodiversity loss to promoting well-being and inclusion, requires collaboration.
24-03-2022 | SI Dilemmas
Using engagement to advance sustainability matters in the palm oil industry
Using engagement to advance sustainability matters in the palm oil industry
Palm oil is an ingredient in almost half of all the packaged products found in supermarkets, from pizza and chocolate to shampoo and toothpaste.
11-03-2022 | Insight
Voting to promote the S in ESG
Voting to promote the S in ESG
Social issues will have a higher priority at the upcoming proxy voting season, say Robeco’s corporate governance specialists.
21-02-2022 | Insight
Robeco launches biodiversity paper and teams up with WWF-NL
Robeco launches biodiversity paper and teams up with WWF-NL
A Robeco positioning paper to address biodiversity loss is being backed by a partnership with the World Wide Fund for Nature Netherlands.
31-01-2022 | Insight
Acceleration to Paris leads Q4 Active Ownership report
Acceleration to Paris leads Q4 Active Ownership report
Tackling the world’s worst emitters leads the Q4 Active Ownership report as engagement is seriously ramped up over carbon.
28-01-2022 | Active Ownership Report
Protecting the planet heads 2022 engagement themes
Protecting the planet heads 2022 engagement themes
Preserving natural resources amid the drive for net zero emissions leads Robeco’s four new engagement themes for 2022.
07-01-2022 | Insight
Talk ‘22: ‘Staying the course is crucial’
Talk ‘22: ‘Staying the course is crucial’
Covid-19 has shown us that it is important to stick to our approach, says Wilma de Groot, Co-head of Quant Equity Portfolio Management.
17-12-2021 | Interview
Human rights theme leads ground-breaking quarter for Active Ownership
Human rights theme leads ground-breaking quarter for Active Ownership
A new engagement theme focused on human rights due diligence leads the Active Ownership team’s Q3 report.
29-10-2021 | Active Ownership Report
Working to fortify digital assets to beat cybercrime
Working to fortify digital assets to beat cybercrime
Attitudes to improving data security have improved as cybercrime becomes a multi-trillion dollar threat, a Robeco engagement program has found.
22-10-2021 | Insight
UN treaty on plastic pollution needed to combat waste
UN treaty on plastic pollution needed to combat waste
Robeco is backing calls for a new global treaty that commits nations to ending the plastic waste tsunami.
17-08-2021 | Insight
Engaging with miners as the world demands more minerals
Engaging with miners as the world demands more minerals
Miners are rising to the challenge of making the industry more sustainable as demand grows for metals and minerals.
09-08-2021 | Insight
Engaging to improve labor practices in the post-Covid world
Engaging to improve labor practices in the post-Covid world
A new engagement program aims to improve workers’ rights and the poor labor conditions highlighted by Covid-19.
02-08-2021 | Insight
Engaging with companies affected by Covid-19
Engaging with companies affected by Covid-19
The legacy of Covid-19 is the main focus of the Robeco Active Ownership team’s Q2 report, leading with its impact on labor.
30-07-2021 | Active Ownership Report
Protecting human rights on 10th anniversary of UN Guiding Principles
Protecting human rights on 10th anniversary of UN Guiding Principles
Investors need to watch out for the human rights abuses that still occur in many supply chains, says Senior Engagement Specialist Danielle Essink.
28-06-2021 | Insight
SI Opener: Putting climate action plans to a vote – a Say on Climate!
SI Opener: Putting climate action plans to a vote – a Say on Climate!
Shareholders are used to voting on a wide array of proposals.
24-06-2021 | Insight
Engaging with countries to promote the SDGs
Engaging with countries to promote the SDGs
A team from Robeco has published a framework that can help investors engage with countries to tackle sustainability challenges.
14-06-2021 | Insight
SI Opener: Devaluation of the word impact investing –  three questions
SI Opener: Devaluation of the word impact investing – three questions
With the introduction of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), so began the rise of impact investing in listed equities and credits.
28-05-2021 | SI Opener
Cannabis – controversial plant comes full-circle
Cannabis – controversial plant comes full-circle
Cannabis is making a comeback and enjoying popularity and acceptance it hasn’t seen in thousands of years – but caution is advised.
25-05-2021 | Insight
Sustainability Report 2020: ‘There is no recovery without sustainability’
Sustainability Report 2020: ‘There is no recovery without sustainability’
A commitment to sustainable investing that has become stronger than ever in the era of Covid-19 is highlighted in Robeco’s Sustainability Report 2020.
04-05-2021 | Insight
Climate engagements highlighted in Q1 Active Ownership report
Climate engagements highlighted in Q1 Active Ownership report
A double feature on climate work with banks and high-carbon emitters leads the Active Ownership team’s Q1 report.
04-05-2021 | Active Ownership Report
Our six climate change engagement themes
Our six climate change engagement themes
Robeco’s commitment to tackling climate change can be seen in six engagement programs related to the issue.
03-05-2021 | Insight
How climate change and Covid-19 changed the stewardship landscape
How climate change and Covid-19 changed the stewardship landscape
The stewardship landscape evolved rapidly in 2020.
22-04-2021 | Webinar
Game on – addressing the social impact of gaming
Game on – addressing the social impact of gaming
Gaming has been one of the few winners of Covid-19, as people stuck at home took to their consoles.
07-04-2021 | Insight
SI Opener: Investing in health and disease prevention is the best cure
SI Opener: Investing in health and disease prevention is the best cure
Covid-19 has put the spotlight on health.
06-04-2021 | SI Opener
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