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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
SI 2.0 – Finding the world’s most sustainable companies
SI 2.0 – Finding the world’s most sustainable companies
Sustainable investing is entering a new phase of finding the world’s future-proof companies, says pensions chief Magnus Billing.
26-07-2019 | Interview
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
Steering change: sustainable automotive credit
Steering change: sustainable automotive credit
The automotive industry still relies heavily on old-school business models and dirty technology.
18-07-2019 | 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
Pay your way: assessing corporate tax strategies
Pay your way: assessing corporate tax strategies
It lacks the magnitude of climate change, but a company’s approach to paying tax is still critical when evaluating its sustainability.
17-07-2019 | Insight
Let’s use finance to make the world a better place
Let’s use finance to make the world a better place
Amy Domini has been involved with sustainable investing for more than three decades.
15-07-2019 | Interview
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
Robeco Quarterly July 2019
Robeco Quarterly July 2019
The 12th edition of Robeco Quarterly – our quant, sustainability and research magazine – is now available.
04-07-2019 | Magazine
‘Combining quant and SI yields cost-effective solutions’
‘Combining quant and SI yields cost-effective solutions’
In our latest podcast, Core Quant portfolio manager Machiel Zwanenburg discusses the need for sustainability building blocks to suit different client needs.
28-06-2019 | Podcast
Gradual progress towards gender equality
Gradual progress towards gender equality
Companies still have a long way to go to make men and women equals in the workplace, a RobecoSAM study reveals.
24-06-2019 | Insight
Using engagement to unpick the Korean Discount
Using engagement to unpick the Korean Discount
Foreign investors can unlock value at Korean companies through engagement, says active ownership specialist Ronnie Lim.
20-06-2019 | Insight
How to invest in SDGs
How to invest in SDGs
It is estimated that the SDGs could unlock up to USD 12 trillion in market opportunities.
18-06-2019 | Video
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
The Great Wall of Africa is taking shape
The Great Wall of Africa is taking shape
A giant wall of trees that is being built across Africa is making a huge contribution to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
17-06-2019 | Stunning statistics
'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
‘We seek to find the winners of the next decade’
‘We seek to find the winners of the next decade’
Some investment themes do not play out in a year.
27-05-2019 | Insight
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
Using the SDGs to judge corporate sustainability
Using the SDGs to judge corporate sustainability
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can be used to assess whether companies are fit to serve society, says analyst Michael van der Meer.
22-05-2019 | 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
A roadmap to sustainable investing
A roadmap to sustainable investing
Sustainable investing is becoming mainstream.
13-05-2019 | Insight
How ESG aids outperformance in Global Stars Equities
How ESG aids outperformance in Global Stars Equities
Robeco has long believed that embracing sustainability investing can lead to a better risk/return profile.
10-05-2019 | Insight
Do mutual funds with good sustainability scores attract more assets?
Do mutual funds with good sustainability scores attract more assets?
In March of 2016, Morningstar first published sustainability ratings (globes), for over 20,000 mutual funds.
08-05-2019 | From the field
CO2 is at highest level for three million years
CO2 is at highest level for three million years
The amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is now at a level last seen in prehistoric times, new research shows.
06-05-2019 | Stunning statistics
‘We must not misrepresent sustainability as a one-dimensional issue'
‘We must not misrepresent sustainability as a one-dimensional issue'
Sustainable investors face plenty of choices.
01-05-2019 | Insight
Our guide to investing in SDG credits
Our guide to investing in SDG credits
The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have captured the imagination as a great way of impact investing.
29-04-2019 | 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
‘We really have to act now’
‘We really have to act now’
Are we heading for a wall?
18-04-2019 | Interview

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