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Protecting the planet heads 2022 engagement themes
Protecting the planet heads 2022 engagement themes
Preserving natural resources amid the drive for net zero emissions leads Robeco’s four new engagement themes for 2022.
07-01-2022 | Insight
Talk ‘22: ‘Staying the course is crucial’
Talk ‘22: ‘Staying the course is crucial’
Covid-19 has shown us that it is important to stick to our approach, says Wilma de Groot, Co-head of Quant Equity Portfolio Management.
17-12-2021 | Interview
Human rights theme leads ground-breaking quarter for Active Ownership
Human rights theme leads ground-breaking quarter for Active Ownership
A new engagement theme focused on human rights due diligence leads the Active Ownership team’s Q3 report.
29-10-2021 | Active Ownership Report
Working to fortify digital assets to beat cybercrime
Working to fortify digital assets to beat cybercrime
Attitudes to improving data security have improved as cybercrime becomes a multi-trillion dollar threat, a Robeco engagement program has found.
22-10-2021 | Insight
UN treaty on plastic pollution needed to combat waste
UN treaty on plastic pollution needed to combat waste
Robeco is backing calls for a new global treaty that commits nations to ending the plastic waste tsunami.
17-08-2021 | Insight
Engaging with miners as the world demands more minerals
Engaging with miners as the world demands more minerals
Miners are rising to the challenge of making the industry more sustainable as demand grows for metals and minerals.
09-08-2021 | Insight
Engaging to improve labor practices in the post-Covid world
Engaging to improve labor practices in the post-Covid world
A new engagement program aims to improve workers’ rights and the poor labor conditions highlighted by Covid-19.
02-08-2021 | Insight
Engaging with companies affected by Covid-19
Engaging with companies affected by Covid-19
The legacy of Covid-19 is the main focus of the Robeco Active Ownership team’s Q2 report, leading with its impact on labor.
30-07-2021 | Active Ownership Report
Protecting human rights on 10th anniversary of UN Guiding Principles
Protecting human rights on 10th anniversary of UN Guiding Principles
Investors need to watch out for the human rights abuses that still occur in many supply chains, says Senior Engagement Specialist Danielle Essink.
28-06-2021 | Insight
SI Opener: Putting climate action plans to a vote – a Say on Climate!
SI Opener: Putting climate action plans to a vote – a Say on Climate!
Shareholders are used to voting on a wide array of proposals.
24-06-2021 | Insight
Engaging with countries to promote the SDGs
Engaging with countries to promote the SDGs
A team from Robeco has published a framework that can help investors engage with countries to tackle sustainability challenges.
14-06-2021 | Insight
SI Opener: Devaluation of the word impact investing –  three questions
SI Opener: Devaluation of the word impact investing – three questions
With the introduction of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), so began the rise of impact investing in listed equities and credits.
28-05-2021 | SI Opener
Cannabis – controversial plant comes full-circle
Cannabis – controversial plant comes full-circle
Cannabis is making a comeback and enjoying popularity and acceptance it hasn’t seen in thousands of years – but caution is advised.
25-05-2021 | Insight
Sustainability Report 2020: ‘There is no recovery without sustainability’
Sustainability Report 2020: ‘There is no recovery without sustainability’
A commitment to sustainable investing that has become stronger than ever in the era of Covid-19 is highlighted in Robeco’s Sustainability Report 2020.
04-05-2021 | Insight
Climate engagements highlighted in Q1 Active Ownership report
Climate engagements highlighted in Q1 Active Ownership report
A double feature on climate work with banks and high-carbon emitters leads the Active Ownership team’s Q1 report.
04-05-2021 | Active Ownership Report
Our six climate change engagement themes
Our six climate change engagement themes
Robeco’s commitment to tackling climate change can be seen in six engagement programs related to the issue.
03-05-2021 | Insight
How climate change and Covid-19 changed the stewardship landscape
How climate change and Covid-19 changed the stewardship landscape
The stewardship landscape evolved rapidly in 2020.
22-04-2021 | Webinar
Game on – addressing the social impact of gaming
Game on – addressing the social impact of gaming
Gaming has been one of the few winners of Covid-19, as people stuck at home took to their consoles.
07-04-2021 | Insight
SI Opener: Investing in health and disease prevention is the best cure
SI Opener: Investing in health and disease prevention is the best cure
Covid-19 has put the spotlight on health.
06-04-2021 | SI Opener
Climate change and Covid-19 lead Stewardship Report
Climate change and Covid-19 lead Stewardship Report
A tumultuous year that saw sustainable investing become mainstream is reviewed in Robeco’s Stewardship Report for 2020.
29-03-2021 | Active Ownership Report
Fresh capital has not run dry for unsustainable firms
Fresh capital has not run dry for unsustainable firms
Despite rising interest in sustainable investing, unsustainable companies have faced no obstacles in raising funds in public markets.
11-03-2021 | Research
SI Opener: The meat supply chain is a major threat to global health
SI Opener: The meat supply chain is a major threat to global health
It’s not only ‘wet animal markets’ that are causing health risks, as we have seen with Covid-19.
25-02-2021 | SI Opener
Investors use voting rights to address poor climate change policies
Investors use voting rights to address poor climate change policies
Companies that are not sufficiently decarbonizing will face opposition from shareholders, says Engagement Specialist Michiel van Esch.
19-02-2021 | Insight
Making solid progress in decarbonizing real estate
Making solid progress in decarbonizing real estate
Real estate companies have made good progress in reducing their carbon footprints following a three-year engagement.
08-02-2021 | Insight
SI Opener: Companies should not ignore the challenges of AI
SI Opener: Companies should not ignore the challenges of AI
Recent events in the US have show that the use of artificial intelligence can bring with it negative social issues.
28-01-2021 | SI Opener
SI Opener: How do we align portfolios with climate ambitions?
SI Opener: How do we align portfolios with climate ambitions?
The Net Zero Asset Managers initiative was launched in December, and Robeco is proud to be among the founding signatories.
24-12-2020 | SI Opener
SI Opener: Covid-19 puts spotlight on labor issues in the apparel industry
SI Opener: Covid-19 puts spotlight on labor issues in the apparel industry
The fashion industry has been severely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic due to its discretionary nature, impacting not only garment brands but also their supply chains.
26-11-2020 | SI Opener
SI Opener: Loss of biodiversity is a bigger threat than climate change
SI Opener: Loss of biodiversity is a bigger threat than climate change
Biodiversity represents the knowledge learned by evolving species over millions of years.
24-09-2020 | SI Opener
Pioneering climate engagement leads Q2 Active Ownership report
Pioneering climate engagement leads Q2 Active Ownership report
It was full steam ahead for Robeco’s Active Ownership team in the second quarter, despite the restrictions brought by Covid-19.
31-07-2020 | Active Ownership Report
Shell escalates net-zero goal on carbon emissions
Shell escalates net-zero goal on carbon emissions
Royal Dutch Shell has stepped up its plans to become carbon neutral following investor engagement led by Robeco and the Church of England.
17-04-2020 | Insight
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