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The capex costs of reaching the Paris goals
The capex costs of reaching the Paris goals
We use green bond reporting to compare the environmental impact of a range of green projects.
06-12-2021 | 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
The CO₂lumnist: Country emissions dynamics - peeling the (carb)onion
The CO₂lumnist: Country emissions dynamics - peeling the (carb)onion
Investors rely on data to make decisions on climate strategy, but emissions by countries can be hard to calculate.
05-08-2021 | Column
How capex holds the key to a self-sustaining economic recovery
How capex holds the key to a self-sustaining economic recovery
Capital expenditure to fix supply shortages and meet burgeoning demand is seen figuring strongly in the post-Covid recovery.
08-07-2021 | Monthly outlook
Europe takes up the baton
Europe takes up the baton
Vaccination success will allow Europe’s economic recovery to catch up with the US and China, says strategist Peter van der Welle.
08-06-2021 | Monthly outlook
Eliminating PFAS brings fresh opportunities for water investments
Eliminating PFAS brings fresh opportunities for water investments
03-06-2021 | Insight
Transforming the energy sector as an investment opportunity – video
Transforming the energy sector as an investment opportunity – video
Cleaner energy is critical in ensuring a healthier planet – and an unstoppable trend.
21-05-2021 | Video
Metals – anything but rusty
Metals – anything but rusty
Commodity prices can continue to rise on a string of favorable factors, says strategist Peter van der Welle.
07-05-2021 | Monthly outlook
Carbon pricing is too small scale to make a difference
Carbon pricing is too small scale to make a difference
Carbon pricing is a solution to curbing emissions, since it is a direct cost on the higher emitters.
26-04-2021 | Insight
The data dilemma in tackling climate change
The data dilemma in tackling climate change
Curbing global warming means cutting emissions – but getting the right data is not so simple.
19-04-2021 | Insight
Moving from red to amber in tackling climate change
Moving from red to amber in tackling climate change
Decarbonization pledges have helped the world get back on track to combat global warming.
12-04-2021 | Insight
Innovation is the key to taking SI to the next level
Innovation is the key to taking SI to the next level
Sustainable investing will rely on innovation as the solution to the planet’s problems, says Erasmus professor Dirk Schoenmaker.
07-04-2021 | Interview
Hydrogen power — between hype and hope
Hydrogen power — between hype and hope
Decarbonizing national economies is central to government plans.
22-03-2021 | Insight
The future of energy will be renewable, electric and efficient
The future of energy will be renewable, electric and efficient
The election of Joe Biden as America’s 46th President is just one more important signal that change is imminent, for energy markets and the broader economy.
03-03-2021 | Insight
The stunning statistics of sustainable investing
The stunning statistics of sustainable investing
The progress that sustainable investment has made in recent years has been stunning.
24-02-2021 | Stunning statistics
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
Why human production needs to go on a diet
Why human production needs to go on a diet
The weight of man-made objects on Earth now exceeds the mass of all living things, new research reveals.
13-01-2021 | Stunning statistics
Let the sun shine in – giant solar plants come online
Let the sun shine in – giant solar plants come online
The world’s two largest solar energy parks have come online – with enough generating capacity to power a major city.
03-11-2020 | Stunning statistics
My favorite Sustainable Development Goal
My favorite Sustainable Development Goal
The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals were launched on 25 September 2015, with a mission to improve living standards around the world.
25-09-2020 | Insight
Notes from a small island - how King Coal was dethroned in Britain
Notes from a small island - how King Coal was dethroned in Britain
Take a bow, Britain!
15-07-2020 | Stunning statistics
The unique climate change risks facing insurers
The unique climate change risks facing insurers
Climate change has become undeniable, and no industry has greater exposure to its risks than the insurance sector.
02-07-2020 | Insight
SI Opener: The mining industry is essential to moving to a greener economy
SI Opener: The mining industry is essential to moving to a greener economy
Mining is a complex industry that is often seen as unsustainable.
25-06-2020 | SI Opener
Appointing directors of climate change
Appointing directors of climate change
Companies need to appoint directors who focus on business exposure to climate change, Robeco’s Active Ownership team says.
09-06-2020 | Insight
Don’t tell JR, but Texas has ‘Gone with the Wind’
Don’t tell JR, but Texas has ‘Gone with the Wind’
Those of a certain age may recall Dallas, a 1980s US soap opera about a dysfunctional oil-rich family headed by the scheming JR Ewing.
02-06-2020 | Stunning statistics
SI Opener: Protecting digital human rights in the post-Covid-19 era
SI Opener: Protecting digital human rights in the post-Covid-19 era
Digital data has expanded beyond imagination.
28-05-2020 | SI Opener
The city with that sinking feeling
The city with that sinking feeling
If the mountain will not come to Muhammad, then Muhammad must go to the mountain.
01-05-2020 | Stunning statistics
Greening the bond market
Greening the bond market
Green bond issuance has developed healthy momentum over recent years.
24-04-2020 | Insight
Short-haul flights are the worst offenders for CO2
Short-haul flights are the worst offenders for CO2
Domestic and other short-haul flights are the most carbon-intensive form of travel, figures show.
20-02-2020 | Stunning statistics
A trillion trees could stabilize global warming
A trillion trees could stabilize global warming
Planting a trillion trees would be enough to stop global warming from escalating, studies have found.
17-01-2020 | Stunning statistics
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