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Using the SDGs to judge corporate sustainability
Using the SDGs to judge corporate sustainability
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can be used to assess whether companies are fit to serve society, says analyst Michael van der Meer.
22-05-2019 | Insight
Blokland’s daily sketch
Blokland’s daily sketch

The power of QE

22-05-2019
Fighting plastic pollution, one bottle at a time
Fighting plastic pollution, one bottle at a time
A smartphone app used to find free water refills on the go has now been downloaded over 100,000 times.
20-05-2019 | Insight
Graph of the week
Graph of the week
The impact of the trade war is starting to show
17-05-2019 | Insight
The key consumer trend of 2019: health and wellness
The key consumer trend of 2019: health and wellness
There is no denying that young consumers care about their health.
15-05-2019 | Insight
Solid election outcome paves way for business-friendly reforms in South Africa
Solid election outcome paves way for business-friendly reforms in South Africa
Is the ANC election win a vote for South African economic reform?
13-05-2019 | Emerging markets alert
A roadmap to sustainable investing
A roadmap to sustainable investing
Sustainable investing is becoming mainstream.
13-05-2019 | Insight
How ESG aids outperformance in Global Stars Equities
How ESG aids outperformance in Global Stars Equities
Robeco has long believed that embracing sustainability investing can lead to a better risk/return profile.
10-05-2019 | Insight
Five reasons for strategic allocation to China A-shares
Five reasons for strategic allocation to China A-shares
As the A-share market opens up to investors and MSCI has taken an additional step to include A-shares, substantial capital flows are again expected to flow into China’s onshore market.
08-05-2019 | Insight
There’s no need to fear yield curve inversions
There’s no need to fear yield curve inversions
Inverted yield curves may famously herald recessions, but they do not harm market returns that much, says multi-asset investor Jeroen Blokland.
08-05-2019 | Monthly outlook
Do mutual funds with good sustainability scores attract more assets?
Do mutual funds with good sustainability scores attract more assets?
In March of 2016, Morningstar first published sustainability ratings (globes), for over 20,000 mutual funds.
08-05-2019 | From the field
US-China trade talks – a tweet too far?
US-China trade talks – a tweet too far?
After weeks of positive noises coming from the US-China negotiations, with indications of an agreement by the end of this week, there was an abrupt shift in tone.
07-05-2019 | Emerging markets alert
Our guide to investing in SDG credits
Our guide to investing in SDG credits
The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have captured the imagination as a great way of impact investing.
06-05-2019 | Insight
CO2 is at highest level for three million years
CO2 is at highest level for three million years
The amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is now at a level last seen in prehistoric times, new research shows.
06-05-2019 | Stunning statistics
‘We must not misrepresent sustainability as a one-dimensional issue'
‘We must not misrepresent sustainability as a one-dimensional issue'
Sustainable investors face plenty of choices.
01-05-2019 | Insight
China and the Fed are partners for now
China and the Fed are partners for now
The data will remain bumpy and markets vulnerable.
30-04-2019 | Insight
Value investing’s five principles that have stood the test of time
Value investing’s five principles that have stood the test of time
The value investment style continues to struggle against growth investing, as equity investors chase easy returns in volatile markets.
30-04-2019 | Insight
Robeco publishes a new book of collected articles on quant investing in EMs
Robeco publishes a new book of collected articles on quant investing in EMs
Our new publication ‘A quant approach to emerging markets investing – Collected Robeco articles’ is now available.
29-04-2019 | Research
‘Only in hindsight you will see the benefits of low vol-investing’
‘Only in hindsight you will see the benefits of low vol-investing’
In our latest podcast, Pim van Vliet, head of Global Conservative Equities, talks about the merits of low volatility investing.
29-04-2019 | Podcast
Robeco publishes Q1 Active Ownership report
Robeco publishes Q1 Active Ownership report
It’s been a busy first quarter for Robeco’s Active Ownership team, led by the launch of our engagement themes for 2019.
29-04-2019 | Active Ownership Report
This time it’s different: best opportunities outside of the US
This time it’s different: best opportunities outside of the US
Since the beginning of the year, global equity markets have staged a swift comeback.
26-04-2019 | Column
Surfing the hype cycle
Surfing the hype cycle
Henk Grootveld, Head of Trends Investing, explains how investors should approach the big trends of our time, such as digitization, climate change and sociodemographic shifts and how to tell a hype from a significant long-term development.
23-04-2019 | Insight
This time it’s different
This time it’s different
After the dismal performance of the last quarter of 2018, global equity markets have turned around and staged a swift comeback since the beginning of the year.
18-04-2019 | Quarterly outlook
‘We really have to act now’
‘We really have to act now’
Are we heading for a wall?
18-04-2019 | Interview
Tokenizing real assets
Tokenizing real assets
Bitcoin was the first application of blockchain technology.
17-04-2019 | Insight
China's new economy takes root
China's new economy takes root
The Chinese economy is currently experiencing a downturn and we believe it will hit rock bottom in the second quarter.
16-04-2019 | Insight
Factors are a permanent feature of financial markets
Factors are a permanent feature of financial markets
Are factor premiums here to stay?
12-04-2019 | Insight
Spending one bitcoin = 330,000 credit card transactions
Spending one bitcoin = 330,000 credit card transactions
The average bitcoin transaction now uses 330,000 times more energy than a credit card, new research shows.
11-04-2019 | Stunning statistics
Enabling insurers to achieve capital-efficient returns
Enabling insurers to achieve capital-efficient returns
The majority of assets owned by insurers are invested in investment grade fixed income.
11-04-2019 | Insight
Emerging markets: focusing on local names in consumer space
Emerging markets: focusing on local names in consumer space
Are emerging markets a promise that never delivers?
10-04-2019 | Insight

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