Integrating sustainability into the investment process is a strategic choice at Robeco – but it hasn’t happened overnight. So how is it done?
There is no right or wrong way to do it – all professional investors will approach it differently, and use different criteria, based on what their clients or beneficiaries want. Our new white paper entitled ‘Seven steps to ESG integration – the Robeco approach’ lays down for the first time how such an important part of Robeco’s investing philosophy and landscape was created over time.
In short, the steps are:
At the heart of Robeco’s strategy is the firm belief – now backed by a long track record – that:
“Putting in place a good process in line with our beliefs clearly goes well beyond screening and engagement, and implies the use of ESG information in all stages of the investment process, including the investment case and the valuation models used in investment decisions,” says Masja Zandbergen, head of ESG integration at Robeco.
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