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Robeco and RobecoSAM get outstanding PRI scores
Robeco and RobecoSAM get outstanding PRI scores
Robeco and RobecoSAM have again achieved outstanding scores for sustainable investing from the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).
09-08-2019 | Insight
Voting season: making our voice heard as a shareholder
Voting season: making our voice heard as a shareholder
Sustainability issues have gained more traction in the US, while board composition remains among the most contentious issues in Asia.
25-07-2019 | Insight
Addressing the climate emergency
Addressing the climate emergency
The language around climate change is changing.
10-07-2019 | Column
What the Shareholders Right Directive II means for investors
What the Shareholders Right Directive II means for investors
An updated regulation regarding shareholder rights and obligations came into force on 9 June 2019.
08-07-2019 | Insight
Using engagement to unpick the Korean Discount
Using engagement to unpick the Korean Discount
Foreign investors can unlock value at Korean companies through engagement, says active ownership specialist Ronnie Lim.
20-06-2019 | Insight
Sustainable investing – how to avoid greenwashing?
Sustainable investing – how to avoid greenwashing?
With the rise of new sustainable funds, the question of how to avoid greenwashing becomes more prevalent.
23-05-2019 | Column
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
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
As pioneers of SI, we have Sustainability Inside
As pioneers of SI, we have Sustainability Inside
Robeco is proud to have been a pioneer of sustainable investing, standing at the forefront of this vibrant style now for more than two decades.
15-03-2019 | Insight
Robeco publishes Active Ownership Report 2018
Robeco publishes Active Ownership Report 2018
Using our position as an asset manager to effect meaningful change at companies is a vital part of our dedication to sustainability investing at Robeco.
15-03-2019 | Active Ownership Report
Working towards greater gender equality
Working towards greater gender equality
Robeco has long believed that a gender-balanced workforce with more opportunities for women makes companies more successful.
08-03-2019 | Insight
Our approach to sustainable investing in palm oil
Our approach to sustainable investing in palm oil
Robeco has stepped up its engagement with the producers of palm oil to address sustainability issues in the industry.
04-03-2019 | Insight
2018 – another record year for sustainable investing
2018 – another record year for sustainable investing
In 2017, we reported that we saw a lift-off in sustainable investing.
18-02-2019 | Column
Single-use plastic among Robeco’s 2019 engagement themes
Single-use plastic among Robeco’s 2019 engagement themes
Trying to cut plastic pollution and the social impact of artificial intelligence are among four themes that Robeco will engage on this year.
04-02-2019 | Insight
Beyond exclusions – how investors can approach SI
Beyond exclusions – how investors can approach SI
Some investors adopt a simple approach to sustainable investing by excluding certain companies from portfolios.
17-12-2018 | Insight
Robeco's Active Ownership realizes success with Shell
Robeco's Active Ownership realizes success with Shell
Robeco has been recognized for its critical role in persuading Royal Dutch Shell to significantly strengthen its measures to reduce its carbon footprint.
07-12-2018 | Insight
The Essentials of Sustainable Investing
The Essentials of Sustainable Investing
It’s considered to be the future of all investing – but many have yet to put their feet on the sustainability ladder.
08-10-2018 | Insight
 Maximum scores for Robeco in 2018 UN PRI assessment
Maximum scores for Robeco in 2018 UN PRI assessment
Robeco recently received the 2018 assessment results from the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (UN PRI).
27-07-2018 | Insight
Three reasons to embrace sustainable investing
Three reasons to embrace sustainable investing
Masja Zandbergen on the three main reasons why investors worldwide embrace sustainable investing.
13-06-2018 | Video
Culture is a key element in risk governance for banks
Culture is a key element in risk governance for banks
Understanding a bank’s culture is key to finding out how risky it is, say Robeco’s engagement specialists.
05-06-2018 | Insight
The truth about sustainable investing: fact & fiction
The truth about sustainable investing: fact & fiction
Sustainable investing – you have probably heard of it, but do you have all the facts about it?
13-04-2018 | Video
‘We select engagement themes in a very structured way’
‘We select engagement themes in a very structured way’
Robeco’s Active Ownership team has selected five new engagement themes for 2018.
03-04-2018 | Insight
Robeco puts tobacco on exclusion list
Robeco puts tobacco on exclusion list
Robeco excludes investments in the tobacco industry from its mutual funds.
08-03-2018 | Insight
US makes great progress on boardroom diversity
US makes great progress on boardroom diversity
Maybe it is because I am a woman in an industry dominated by men, and because I chose to focus on sustainability at an early stage, that I have always been interested in the topic of diversity.
02-03-2018 | Column
Robeco publishes Active Ownership Report 2017
Robeco publishes Active Ownership Report 2017
Active Ownership forms a key component of Robeco’s sustainability investing proposition, and we increasingly reap the benefits of integrating it into our investment process.
23-02-2018 | Active Ownership Report
Fact or fiction: SI is only about green issues relevant for idealists
Fact or fiction: SI is only about green issues relevant for idealists
Sustainable investing has come a long way in recent decades – though some people still think it’s only about green issues.
22-01-2018 | Insight
EU data protection regulation to boost the cybersecurity sector
EU data protection regulation to boost the cybersecurity sector
New European data privacy regulation will create many opportunities for cybersecurity companies.
20-12-2017 | Insight
Has stewardship improved things for Japanese equity investors?
Has stewardship improved things for Japanese equity investors?
Japanese equities have been shunned for their low returns on capital.
18-12-2017 | Insight
Investing to advance Sustainable Development Goals
Investing to advance Sustainable Development Goals
Robeco and RobecoSAM are taking action to ensure they can actively promote the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
08-11-2017 | Insight
Robeco launches climate change policy
Robeco launches climate change policy
Robeco has launched a climate change policy to explain its approach to combatting global warming.
03-10-2017 | Insight

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