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Sustainable Investing Expertise by RobecoSAM
RobecoSAM

Sustainable Investing Research

More than two decades of Sustainable Investing research have equipped us with the tools and the unique expertise needed to define financially-material ESG information, integrate it into a wide-range of investment products, and measure its impact.

Sustainability and financial materiality

Sustainability and financial materiality

Sustainable investing research focuses on the link between sustainability and financial materiality. But what is financial materiality, exactly? Michael van der Meer explains how we determine the financial relevance of sustainability criteria.
Sharpening the power of ESG scores - Smart ESG

Sharpening the power of ESG scores - Smart ESG

We continuously work to enhance the power of environmental, social and governance (ESG) data for investment decisions. To help investors amplify the benefits of Sustainable Investing, we have developed an innovative "Smart ESG" scoring methodology.

Mapping, measuring & monitoring SDGs

Investors are increasingly interested in investments that both contribute to realizing the SDGs, while providing financial returns. We are among the first investment managers to construct an effective framework for mapping and measuring SDG contributions that can be applied across investment portfolios.

RobecoSAM SDG Scores

Analyzing countries' ESG performance

Analyzing countries' ESG performance

The Country Sustainability Ranking is a comprehensive framework for analyzing countries' ESG performance. By focusing on ESG factors, we offer a view into a country's strengths and weaknesses that are not typically covered by rating agencies. The ranking can be a powerful tool to enhance risk analysis for government bonds.

Environmental Impact Monitoring

Measuring a portfolio's environmental footprint demonstrates the magnitude of its impact across four key environmental indicators. Based on results, investors can more fully optimize their impact preferences – maximizing positive or reducing negative environmental impacts within equity and credit portfolios.

RobecoSAM Environmental Impact Monitoring Tool

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Tap into our expertise

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Not all investable trends and themes are about fancy tech innovation
Not all investable trends and themes are about fancy tech innovation
While some of the most attractive trends and thematic investing narratives have to do with technology and innovation, it’s not always the case.
27-11-2020 | Insight
SI Opener: Covid-19 puts spotlight on labor issues in the apparel industry
SI Opener: Covid-19 puts spotlight on labor issues in the apparel industry
The fashion industry has been severely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic due to its discretionary nature, impacting not only garment brands but also their supply chains.
26-11-2020 | SI Opener
Robeco earns ‘leader’ label from Morningstar for ESG
Robeco earns ‘leader’ label from Morningstar for ESG
Robeco has been named by Morningstar as a ‘leader’ for its commitment to ESG.
25-11-2020 | Insight
Quant solutions must look beyond the most conventional factors
Quant solutions must look beyond the most conventional factors
Quant strategies have come under pressure over the past two years.
24-11-2020 | Interview
Outlook 2021: Tackling the trilemma
Outlook 2021: Tackling the trilemma
Finding the right balance between three things – public health, normal economic functioning, and personal freedoms – will be the main challenge for policymakers in 2021.
19-11-2020 | Yearly outlook
Step change in climate ambitions in the EU
Step change in climate ambitions in the EU
The EU has long had significant aspirations for the decarbonization of its economy.
17-11-2020 | Insight
The link between ESG and performance: SDG Credits stands the test
The link between ESG and performance: SDG Credits stands the test
Attribution analysis shows that investing in a way that contributes to the SDGs supports financial performance.
13-11-2020 | Insight
Driving change at carmakers
Driving change at carmakers
A multi-decade transformational change has begun at carmakers that will identify the winners and losers for investors.
09-11-2020 | Insight