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73 gold medals in new RobecoSAM Sustainability Yearbook
73 gold medals in new RobecoSAM Sustainability Yearbook
Gold medals have been awarded to 73 companies in RobecoSAM’s Sustainability Yearbook 2018.
09-02-2018 | Insight
Fact or fiction: SI is only about green issues relevant for idealists
Fact or fiction: SI is only about green issues relevant for idealists
Sustainability investing has come a long way in recent decades – though some people still think it’s only about green issues.
22-01-2018 | Insight
An inconvenient truth about stranded assets
An inconvenient truth about stranded assets
The world needs to wake up to the problem of trillions of dollars’ worth of stranded fossil fuel assets, says climate change campaigner Al Gore.
08-01-2018 | Insight
China’s vertical forest - 10,000 tons of CO2
China’s vertical forest - 10,000 tons of CO2
An old Chinese proverb says: “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago; the second best time is now.
02-01-2018 | Stunning statistics
Fact or fiction: sustainability means sacrificing performance
Fact or fiction: sustainability means sacrificing performance
Sustainability investing is subject to more myths than any other style of investment.
20-12-2017 | Insight
We need decarbonization, not divestment
We need decarbonization, not divestment
Assessing climate risks in an investment portfolio can be a hell of a job.
19-12-2017 | Insight
Expected Returns 2018-2022
Expected Returns 2018-2022
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Has stewardship improved things for Japanese equity investors?
Has stewardship improved things for Japanese equity investors?
Japanese equities have been shunned for their low returns on capital.
18-12-2017 | Insight
Smart investing in smart materials
Smart investing in smart materials
Global megatrends make it more important to invest differently to benefit from opportunities in smart materials, says specialist Pieter Busscher.
11-12-2017 | Insight
Impact investing and Sustainable Development Goals
Impact investing and Sustainable Development Goals
If you are in (sustainability) investing and you have not yet heard of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), you probably have taken a sabbatical for the last year and a half.
05-12-2017 | Column
Six ways to improve the sustainability of credit portfolios
Six ways to improve the sustainability of credit portfolios
It is our conviction that analying sustainability information leads to better informed investment decisions.
29-11-2017 | Insight
Behold the wind turbine as big as the Shard
Behold the wind turbine as big as the Shard
Wind turbines have come a long way since the first windmills centuries ago – with the next generation among Europe’s tallest structures.
23-11-2017 | Stunning statistics
How will carmakers deal with the end of diesel?
How will carmakers deal with the end of diesel?
High NOx emissions and diesel gates are precipitating the end of the diesel era.
16-11-2017 | Insight
Investment outlook 2018
Investment outlook 2018
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What constitutes a quality board?
What constitutes a quality board?
How to assess what’s happening behind closed doors?
14-11-2017 | Insight
Investing to advance Sustainable Development Goals
Investing to advance Sustainable Development Goals
Robeco and RobecoSAM are taking action to ensure they can actively promote the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
08-11-2017 | Insight
Light at the end of the funnel for polluting ships
Light at the end of the funnel for polluting ships
The owners of ships generating colossal amounts of pollution have just a few years to clean up their act, offering new opportunities for investors.
23-10-2017 | Stunning statistics
Sustainability investing on the rise in Asia
Sustainability investing on the rise in Asia
In the past weeks I have visited many Asian institutional investors to talk about sustainability investing.
12-10-2017 | Column
ESG is often mis-implemented in portfolios
ESG is often mis-implemented in portfolios
Sustainability principles are often mis-implemented in portfolios due to biases to certain factors, says quant specialist Ruben Feldman.
05-10-2017 | Insight
Robeco launches climate change policy
Robeco launches climate change policy
Robeco has launched a climate change policy to explain its approach to combatting global warming.
03-10-2017 | Insight
Going for green alpha in emerging markets
Going for green alpha in emerging markets
A growing number of investors is looking for a sustainable equity investment in emerging markets.
26-09-2017 | Insight
Click here for climate change
Click here for climate change
The internet is often seen as the greatest invention since the railways – but its impact on climate change is increasing.
26-09-2017 | Stunning statistics
High scores for Robeco in 2017 UN PRI assessment
High scores for Robeco in 2017 UN PRI assessment
The UN Principles for Responsible Investment (UN PRI) have awarded Robeco excellent scores.
11-09-2017 | Insight
Research reveals why sin stocks outperform
Research reveals why sin stocks outperform
The mystery of sin stocks’ outperformance has finally been unraveled.
11-09-2017 | Insight
Private equity managers show progress in ESG integration
Private equity managers show progress in ESG integration
Private equity managers increasingly integrate sustainability into their investment process, the latest engagement report has found.
08-09-2017 | Insight
Two worlds colliding – insights from integrating ESG
Two worlds colliding – insights from integrating ESG
Robeco Global Equity has been structurally integrating ESG information into its research and investment process for the last three years.
04-09-2017 | Research
Shining light on two ESG paradoxes
Shining light on two ESG paradoxes
It’s cucumber time (as we say in the Netherlands) with very little news, so I have been catching up on my reading.
31-08-2017 | Column
The paradox of natural gas
The paradox of natural gas
Natural gas is giving investors a headache, due to a paradox in its effect on climate change.
17-08-2017 | Stunning statistics
Social factors rise in prominence for sustainability
Social factors rise in prominence for sustainability
The importance of measuring social factors – the ‘S’ in ESG – is rising up the sustainability agenda, Robeco’s recent experience shows.
26-07-2017 | Column
Not all trash is created equal
Not all trash is created equal
The problem of waste has ever been a problem – and it’s now coming from some surprising places.
25-07-2017 | Stunning statistics
Robeco Global Total Return Bond Funds leading approach to ESG integration
Robeco Global Total Return Bond Funds leading approach to ESG integration
The Global Total Return Bond Fund aims to capture opportunities in fixed income classes around the globe.
24-07-2017 | Research
Insider transactions: ESG indicator or noise?
Insider transactions: ESG indicator or noise?
How do we identify indicators for our Emerging Markets ESG Survey?
28-06-2017 | Insight

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