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Sustainable Investing Expertise by RobecoSAM
Sustainable Investing

About RobecoSAM

For over 25 years, the RobecoSAM name has been synonymous with sustainable investing (SI). As one of the original ESG natives, RobecoSAM is known for its pioneering and focused work on SI. Today, RobecoSAM is the name Robeco uses to designate selected SI intelligence and SI research, as well as its impact funds.

  • SI research

    RobecoSAM designates Robeco’s proprietary ESG scores to define and optimize investment decisions.

    Sustainable Investing Research
  • Strategies with impact

    The RobecoSAM brand stands for sustainable thematic strategies and impact strategies, which are designed to make a measurable impact and contribute to the SDGs.
    Our strategies
  • Sharing our knowledge

    Robeco uses the collective RobecoSAM knowledge in each and every investment process, recognizing the 25 years of SI expertise it represents.
    SDG insights

RobecoSAM

After years of being a niche approach to investing which RobecoSAM* purely focused on since its foundation in 1995, Sustainable Investing (SI) finally hit the mainstream in 2016.
  • Thanks to the increasing collaboration with Robeco, which started in 2006 when Robeco bought the majority of SAM, the two companies have been able to reach and maintain their leading positions in SI.
  • As one of the original ESG natives, RobecoSAM has become one of the most recognized names in SI, known for its pioneering and focused work on SI. Its expertise is now part of every investment process at Robeco.

SI is at the core of everything we do

  • RobecoSAM is the ingredient brand Robeco uses to designate selected SI intelligence and SI research and tooling, as well as its impact funds. We use the collective RobecoSAM knowledge in each and every investment process, recognizing the 25 years of SI expertise it represents. Using RobecoSAM as an ingredient brand reflects the way in which SI is at the core of everything we do.

    Specifically, the RobecoSAM name is used for the Robeco sustainable thematic strategies as well as the equity and fixed income impact strategies. Together, they form the Robeco impact product range, which is designed to make a measurable environmental or societal impact and contribute to the SDGs.

  • Furthermore, the RobecoSAM name will also continue to designate the proprietary RobecoSAM Smart ESG Scores, RobecoSAM SDG Scores, RobecoSAM Country ESG Scores, RobecoSAM Gender Scores, and the RobecoSAM Environmental Footprint Tool Scores

    *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.

Latest insights

We regularly publish articles, videos and podcasts related to sustainable investing.

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Latest insights

We regularly publish articles, videos and podcasts related to sustainable investing.

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Marrying sustainability and emerging markets expertise in quantitative strategies
Marrying sustainability and emerging markets expertise in quantitative strategies
The most sustainable emerging market companies are on par with those in developed markets.
03-08-2022 | Insight
Time for the Asia-Pacific green bond market to step up to the challenge
Time for the Asia-Pacific green bond market to step up to the challenge
Green bond issuance in the region has grown enormously.
01-08-2022 | Insight
Net-zero focus in Q2 Active Ownership report
Net-zero focus in Q2 Active Ownership report
Engaging to cut corporate emissions leads the Active Ownership team’s Q2 report as a new net-zero 2050 investment fund is launched.
29-07-2022 | Active Ownership Report
Should shorting count for net-zero portfolios?
Should shorting count for net-zero portfolios?
Short positions can be a meaningful add-on, but should not be an excuse for inaction on the long side of a portfolio.
27-07-2022 | Insight
Harmful algal blooms are threatening surface waters
Harmful algal blooms are threatening surface waters
In moderation, algal blooms are a natural and needed part of nature; in excess, they are toxic for ecosystems and economies.
22-07-2022 | Insight
Sustainability investing under threat? Not so fast
Sustainability investing under threat? Not so fast
After riding the tailwinds from bullish markets for several years, sustainable investing seems to have been affected by the winds changing course more recently.
21-07-2022 | Insight
Indices insights: Combing through the climate data forest
Indices insights: Combing through the climate data forest
We unpack the merits of different carbon metrics used to gauge climate risk in portfolios, including a new climate beta measure.
13-07-2022 | Interview
Weighing the pros and cons of nuclear power as climate urgency grows
Weighing the pros and cons of nuclear power as climate urgency grows
Robeco has revised its stance on nuclear power as part of efforts to transition to a net zero economy.
12-07-2022 | Insight