According to the EU this implies the creation of a benchmark “where the underlying assets are selected in such a manner that the resulting benchmark portfolio's [greenhouse gas] emissions are aligned with the long-term global warming target of the Paris Agreement and is also constructed in accordance with the minimum standards laid down in the delegated acts”.
Until 2020, no such benchmark existed for measuring the performance of investment funds against the goals of the Paris Agreement. The EU Benchmarks Regulation responds to this need by defining the Paris-aligned Benchmark. Robeco innovated in this area by working with Solactive to create Paris-aligned Benchmarks for fixed income investing – for corporate credits and aggregate bonds. These are the indices against which the performance of the Robeco Climate Global Fixed Income strategies is measured.