Sustainable investing


It is only by truly understanding sustainability that we can create real-world impact

Diving deep below the surface to understand the workings of all aspects of SI is something we’ve done since starting to explore SI almost three decades ago. We are now actively sharing the insights we gained by ourselves and in collaboration with industry bodies and universities, so that we can all continue this learning process.

What our clients see as the most pressing needs and challenges in climate investing

For the second year in a row we have produced our annual Climate Investing Survey

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RobecoSAM: our legacy and our future

For over 25 years, the RobecoSAM* name has been synonymous with sustainable investing. As a pioneer in using ESG, RobecoSAM is well known for its groundbreaking work in SI, and for creating original products. The firm became part of the Robeco family in 2006. Today, the RobecoSAM brand is used to designate selected SI intelligence and research capabilities along with Robeco’s impact investing strategy range. This consists of many innovative thematic strategies targeting, for example, sustainable water, gender equality and SDG strategies in both the equity and fixed income ranges.

Organizationally, the knowledge and expertise has been brought into the SI Center of Expertise. They have joint responsibility with Robeco’s investment teams for the SI framework. The RobecoSAM brand and the expertise across our offerings enables us to stay at the forefront of developments in SI, and the name still lies behind the methodology that underpins the outcomes for the SDGs, Country Sustainability Rankings and the Environmental Impact Assessment Tool.

*RobecoSAM is a registered trademark of Robeco Holding B.V. The brand RobecoSAM is used to market services and products which do entail Robeco’s expertise on sustainable investing (SI). The brand RobecoSAM is not to be considered as a separate legal entity.

Sustainable Investing Open Access Initiative

A collaborative effort to promote and encourage research and ideas and offer insight in our SDG scores and country sustainability rankings.

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Impact is never created in silos

Investing in areas such as climate change solutions can play a major role in directing the world onto a more sustainable path. This requires rigorous research, the creation of compelling impact-aligned solutions, and continuous innovation. We are truly convinced that no investor can solve these challenges on their own, and are proud to collaborate with many leading institutes and other investors on sustainable solutions around the globe.

Sustainability Networks

Driving SI education

Continuous learning is an important part of any professional investor’s career, particularly as times change so rapidly. Our convenient ‘Essentials’ online study courses give you instant access to some of the best brains in SI while achieving CPD hours.

Climate Investing Essentials Sustainable Investing Course SDG Investing Essentials

Driving SI education