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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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Translating and integrating SI research into investments
Translating and integrating SI research into investments
Rachel Whittaker, Robeco’s Head of SI Research explains the value of sustainability research, its link to financial performance and how it is disseminated and integrated into Robeco's investment decisions.
06-10-2022 | Interview
Saying ‘no’ when companies perform poorly on ESG
Saying ‘no’ when companies perform poorly on ESG
A stricter approach for governance and sustainability led to a higher number of votes against management during the AGM season.
04-10-2022 | Insight
Upgrading the grid is an urgent global priority
Upgrading the grid is an urgent global priority
A redesigned, rebuilt electricity network is a crucial enabler of the energy transition.
30-09-2022 | Insight
SI Dilemmas: To share or not to share IP – that is the question
SI Dilemmas: To share or not to share IP – that is the question
In August, Robeco announced that we are sharing our sustainable investing intellectual property, starting with our SDG framework.
29-09-2022 | SI Dilemmas
You have reached the next level: Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation Level II
You have reached the next level: Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation Level II
The EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation Level II will be in effect as of January 2023.
29-09-2022 | Webinar
The Introductory Guide to Net Zero 2050 Climate Equities
The Introductory Guide to Net Zero 2050 Climate Equities
Climate change is the biggest challenge facing humanity – and it’s also the biggest investment opportunity.
16-09-2022 | Insight
Podcast: Has the sustainability premium vanished?
Podcast: Has the sustainability premium vanished?
It’s been a gruelling year so far for financial markets, including for equities.
13-09-2022 | Podcast
Indices insights: Does climate beta pick up on climate risk?
Indices insights: Does climate beta pick up on climate risk?
Our climate beta measure quantifies how sensitive a stock is to the transition to a low-carbon economy.
13-09-2022 | Insight