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China cuts 13 Amsterdams in coal capacity
China cuts 13 Amsterdams in coal capacity
In this new series we look at stunning statistics from the world of sustainability.
15-02-2017 | Insight
Research shows link between ESG and profitability in mining
Research shows link between ESG and profitability in mining
Robeco views sustainability as a long term-driver of companies’ performance.
31-01-2017 | Research
Corporate governance is a force to be reckoned with
Corporate governance is a force to be reckoned with
This month, Robeco Global Equities team analyst Masja Zandbergen looks at corporate governance’s onward march.
27-01-2017 | Insight
ESG issues significantly impact emerging debt returns
ESG issues significantly impact emerging debt returns
ESG analysis is fully integrated into the investment process of Robeco’s Emerging Debt strategy.
24-01-2017 | Insight
Open house at China Resources Power
Open house at China Resources Power
Following accusations of an environmental UN Global Compact breach, we actively engaged with China Resources & Power (CRP).
16-01-2017 | Insight
Robeco closes successful real estate engagement program
Robeco closes successful real estate engagement program
Robeco’s Governance and Active Ownership (GAO) team is ending a three-year engagement program with the 11 real estate companies that were held in our property equities fund in 2013.
11-01-2017 | Insight
Expected Returns 2017 - 2021
Expected Returns 2017 - 2021
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Stewardship codes give sustainability investing in Asia a push
Stewardship codes give sustainability investing in Asia a push
Whereas Asia used to be a laggard in sustainability investing, the region is catching up quickly.
09-01-2017 | Insight
How do companies use engagement?
How do companies use engagement?
Robeco has been engaging with companies since 2005.
03-01-2017 | Insight
ESG trends in Turkey: A country going astray
ESG trends in Turkey: A country going astray
Turkey’s sustainability performance has steadily declined in recent years.
29-12-2016 | Insight
South Africa leads emerging markets ESG survey
South Africa leads emerging markets ESG survey
Robeco has been incorporating sustainability in the analysis of emerging markets companies for over 15 years.
15-12-2016 | Insight
Country Sustainability Ranking shows shifts in Europe
Country Sustainability Ranking shows shifts in Europe
Recently, the semi-annual update of the RobecoSAM Country Sustainability Ranking was released.
06-12-2016 | Research
Voting is more powerful than meets the eye
Voting is more powerful than meets the eye
Voting is a more powerful investor tool than meets the eye, as even small levels of dissent can lead to major changes further down the road, says a leading researcher on the subject.
06-12-2016 | Insight
Round table discusses the reality of integrating ESG
Round table discusses the reality of integrating ESG
Sustainability investing has become a broad church, so how do investors actually embrace it? Not every asset manager routinely integrates Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors into equity portfolios, and many still don’t agree on what it should entail.
21-11-2016 | Insight
Corporate Risk Oversight in the Mining Sector; challenges of broad ESG risks
Corporate Risk Oversight in the Mining Sector; challenges of broad ESG risks
A sound corporate risk oversight is relevant for the investment process in various ways.
11-11-2016 | Insight
Let's be realistic about renewable electricity
Let's be realistic about renewable electricity
There is a lot of talk about renewable electricity becoming cost-competitive with conventional fossil fuel energy.
08-11-2016 | Insight
Active Ownership Report
Active Ownership Report
"We now have approximately EUR 215.
31-10-2016 | Active Ownership Report
Corporate culture meets competitive advantage
Corporate culture meets competitive advantage
Cultural change is very difficult to accomplish.
19-10-2016 | Research
Macondo boosts risk management in deepwater drilling
Macondo boosts risk management in deepwater drilling
After the Macondo oil spill in 2010, we started engaging with ten companies in the deepwater drilling industry.
12-10-2016 | Insight
Sustainable Development Goals: an opportunity for investors
Sustainable Development Goals: an opportunity for investors
The UN has released the Sustainable Development Goals, asking the private sector to contribute as well.
11-10-2016 | Insight
Engaging for sustainable palm oil
Engaging for sustainable palm oil
Palm oil is used in many products including food and cosmetics.
03-10-2016 | Research
Upward trend in euro area ESG scores is stalling
Upward trend in euro area ESG scores is stalling
After years of widespread improvements, the ESG scores of euro area countries have started to show a more mixed picture.
27-09-2016 | Insight
Solar energy: do we have a lift-off?
Solar energy: do we have a lift-off?
The role of renewable energy, such as sun and wind energy, is expected to increase rapidly over the next years.
20-09-2016 | Research
Banks’ risk culture and its impact on credits
Banks’ risk culture and its impact on credits
After the credit crisis, the importance of proper risk management at banks has become indisputable.
13-09-2016 | Insight
Smart sustainability integration in Quant Equity
Smart sustainability integration in Quant Equity
All Robeco Quantitative Equity strategies integrate ESG factors.
12-09-2016 | Insight
Avoiding unpleasant surprises country risk in telecom credits
Avoiding unpleasant surprises country risk in telecom credits
For many telecom companies, expanding into emerging countries can be very attractive.
07-09-2016 | Insight
Engagement with Olam mutually beneficial
Engagement with Olam mutually beneficial
As a sustainable investor, Robeco is convinced that engaging with companies on the most material sustainability issues enhances their competitiveness and profitability.
05-09-2016 | Insight
Bridging Sustainability and Finance: value-driver adjustment
Bridging Sustainability and Finance: value-driver adjustment
Willem Schramade, Sustainability and Valuation Specialist in Robeco’s Global Equity team, recently published an article on ESG integration in the Journal of Applied Corporate Finance.
01-09-2016 | Insight
Wind of change
Wind of change
The wind industry is past its growing pains.
31-08-2016 | Insight
Year-to-date: Using ESG to assess the quality of Return on Equity
Year-to-date: Using ESG to assess the quality of Return on Equity
We firmly believe that ESG analysis, combined with traditional financial analysis, can offer investors powerful insights.
28-08-2016 | Insight
How do investors expect utilities to deal with COP21?
How do investors expect utilities to deal with COP21?
A group of over 270 institutional investors representing more than EUR 20 trillion in assets recently published a guide for the electric utilities sector.
10-08-2016 | Insight
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