Investors increasingly want to make a positive impact on society while also generating attractive investment returns. Robeco’s Global SDG Engagement Equities fund combines active management with active ownership of companies that have the willingness and potential to substantially improve their contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals. It focuses on engagement with every investee company to improve their contributions, for example through dialogue with a pharma company to provide more affordable medicines in emerging markets.
In this webinar, Antonia Sariyska, investment strategist for Sustainable and Impact Investing at UBS, discussed why she believes engagement is such a powerful tool to change companies on social and environmental outcomes. The fund’s portfolio managers, Michiel Plakman and Peter van der Werf, explained how they choose stocks for the portfolio and engage with the companies. They discussed some real engagement cases in detail to show how it can deliver both an impact and financial returns.
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