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Blokland’s daily sketch

Blokland’s daily sketch

24-09-2018

The world is getting better!

  • Jeroen Blokland
    Jeroen
    Blokland
    Portfolio Manager

The world is getting better, not worse. One of the most telling examples of this is the significant decline in child mortality over the last few decades. Since 1990, the number of deaths of children under five has more than halved. While the number of people living in extreme poverty has decreased even more with now less than 10% living on under USD 2 a day. Although we should still aim to completely eradicate child mortality and hunger, it’s important to acknowledge that many fundamental aspects of life are improving. A number of these are reflected in the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which Robeco has embraced as part of our sustainable investing philosophy.

As a senior portfolio manager I use charts to illustrate financial issues every day. I tweet my favorites as @jsblokland and was named one of the ‘50 Twitter accounts for investors 2017’ by MarketWatch.
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