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SI Dilemma: Keeping on course for net zero by 2050
SI Dilemma: Keeping on course for net zero by 2050
The COP27 climate summit delivered a few wins, but was disappointing overall.
24-11-2022 | SI Dilemmas
The energy transition comes with a price tag
The energy transition comes with a price tag
Decarbonization to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 will have an inflationary impact.
19-10-2022 | Insight
From carrier pigeons to AI – gaining an edge with alternative data
From carrier pigeons to AI – gaining an edge with alternative data
Investors increasingly prefer alternative data over more traditional sources.
12-10-2022 | Insight
The energy shock will accelerate investment in smart energy solutions
The energy shock will accelerate investment in smart energy solutions
Today’s energy markets are polluting, inefficient, volatile and vulnerable.
07-10-2022 | Insight
Upgrading the grid is an urgent global priority
Upgrading the grid is an urgent global priority
A redesigned, rebuilt electricity network is a crucial enabler of the energy transition.
30-09-2022 | Insight
Harmful algal blooms are threatening surface waters
Harmful algal blooms are threatening surface waters
In moderation, algal blooms are a natural and needed part of nature; in excess, they are toxic for ecosystems and economies.
22-07-2022 | Insight
SI Dilemmas: Is EU Sustainable Finance regulation helping or hurting?
SI Dilemmas: Is EU Sustainable Finance regulation helping or hurting?
It seems like a good time to take stock of sustainability regulation.
19-05-2022 | SI Dilemmas
Investors’ engagement and Enel: a success story
Investors’ engagement and Enel: a success story
Utilities lie at the proverbial coal face of reducing the world’s reliance on fossil fuels.
04-04-2022 | Insight
Water systems and climate change put cities at heightened risk
Water systems and climate change put cities at heightened risk
For many, water stress equates with physical water shortages, but too much water may be an even bigger problem.
22-03-2022 | Insight
Smart Energy’s mid-term outlook has never been brighter
Smart Energy’s mid-term outlook has never been brighter
Temporary market frictions not enough to short-circuit energy revolution.
14-02-2022 | Insight
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
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
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