The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. These 17 goals build on the successes of the Millennium Development Goals, while including new priority areas such as climate change, economic inequality, innovation, sustainable consumption and peace and justice. They take the quest for sustainability to the next level by making it tangible and measurable. Investors are taking a growing interest in investments that contribute to the realization of these goals and at the same time offer attractive returns. However, assessing a company’s contribution to the SDGs can present challenges.
Robeco and RobecoSAM have developed a comprehensive proprietary SDG measurement framework with clear, objective and consistent guidelines for dealing with these challenges. Using this proprietary SDG Credits framework, we can construct credit portfolios that are diversified across issuers and sectors, and which make a clear positive contribution to the SDGs, while also delivering attractive financial returns for our investors. Furthermore, our SDG screening can help reduce downside risks in credit portfolios, as it separates the wheat from the chaff and prevents investors from investing in companies with outmoded business models that have come under severe pressure.
Stay informed on Sustainable investing
Receive our Robeco newsletter and be the first one to get the latest insights or build the greenest portfolio.
This information is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as an offer to sell or an invitation to buy any securities or products, nor as investment advice or recommendation. The contents of this document have not been reviewed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (“MAS”). Robeco Singapore Private Limited holds a capital markets services license for fund management issued by the MAS and is subject to certain clientele restrictions under such license. An investment will involve a high degree of risk, and you should consider carefully whether an investment is suitable for you.