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Understanding climate change risk in portfolios
Understanding climate change risk in portfolios
Creating portfolios that are resilient to climate change is not just an issue of decarbonizing, says RobecoSAM’s Jacob Messina.
05-11-2019 | Insight
Five reasons to invest in fintech
Five reasons to invest in fintech
The growing trend for cashless payments is causing huge demand for the financial technology that powers it – fintech.
28-10-2019 | Insight
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
Stepping up safety in managing miners’ tailings dams
Stepping up safety in managing miners’ tailings dams
Robeco is stepping up its efforts to improve safety in the mining industry after 248 people were killed in a Brazilian tailings dam collapse this year.
28-08-2019 | Insight
Addressing the climate emergency
Addressing the climate emergency
The language around climate change is changing.
10-07-2019 | Column
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
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
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
Data-driven services move today’s proptech industry
Data-driven services move today’s proptech industry
With 6,000 firms and counting, the proptech industry is revolutionizing tenant services.
13-03-2019 | Insight
The future of transport is Smart Mobility
The future of transport is Smart Mobility
22-02-2019 | Video
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
Fintech fund celebrates first anniversary with outperformance
Fintech fund celebrates first anniversary with outperformance
The growing trend for cashless payments is generating real money for Robeco’s Global Fintech Equities fund.
14-12-2018 | Insight
Miners face rising environmental liabilities
Miners face rising environmental liabilities
Environmental costs are becoming an ever-increasing burden for mining companies, a study shows.
04-12-2018 | Insight
Three trends behind thematic environmental investing
Three trends behind thematic environmental investing
Three structural trends are driving investment that benefits the environment, says thematic investor Rainer Baumann.
26-11-2018 | Insight
Democrat poll win weakens Trump’s power
Democrat poll win weakens Trump’s power
A Democrat victory in US elections is positive for markets, though a return to fiscal discipline is unlikely, says Chief Economist Léon Cornelissen.
07-11-2018 | Insight
Climate change growth could be worth USD 26 trillion
Climate change growth could be worth USD 26 trillion
Investing to limit climate change could add USD 26 trillion to the global economy, a new report says.
01-11-2018 | Stunning statistics
The A-G of trends in fintech
The A-G of trends in fintech
Investors looking for returns in fintech should focus on the A-G of developments, Robeco’s trends experts say in a new white paper.
14-09-2018 | Insight
Thanks a trillion! World reaches renewable energy milestone
Thanks a trillion! World reaches renewable energy milestone
Renewable energy has hit a new milestone, with one trillion watts of wind and solar capacity now installed.
12-09-2018 | Insight
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
Quantity to quality – China’s growth shift
Quantity to quality – China’s growth shift
However you look at it, growth in China is decelerating.
29-05-2018 | 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
Outperforming in Asia with ‘boots on the ground’
Outperforming in Asia with ‘boots on the ground’
A local presence in Asia has helped to generate outperformance over the past decade, say Robeco’s Chief Investment Officers in the region.
30-01-2018 | Insight
Why lower oil prices don’t always help the economy
Why lower oil prices don’t always help the economy
Lower oil prices don’t necessarily translate into higher economic growth, says Robeco strategist Peter van der Welle.
10-01-2018 | Insight
China’s vertical forest - 10,000 tons of CO2
China’s vertical forest - 10,000 tons of CO2
An old Chinese proverb says: “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago; the second best time is now.
02-01-2018 | Stunning statistics
We need decarbonization, not divestment
We need decarbonization, not divestment
Assessing climate risks in an investment portfolio can be a hell of a job.
19-12-2017 | Insight
Smart investing in smart materials
Smart investing in smart materials
Global megatrends make it more important to invest differently to benefit from opportunities in smart materials, says specialist Pieter Busscher.
11-12-2017 | 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
Big data goes mobile: the digital infrastructure
Big data goes mobile: the digital infrastructure
Given the upcoming tsunami of data, our mobile communication infrastructure has to evolve towards 5G.
21-11-2017 | Research
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