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Robeco Quarterly June 2018
Robeco Quarterly June 2018
The eighth edition of Robeco Quarterly – our quant, sustainability and research magazine – is published.
21-06-2018 | Magazine
Three reasons to embrace sustainable investing
Three reasons to embrace sustainable investing
Masja Zandbergen on the three main reasons why investors worldwide embrace sustainable investing.
13-06-2018 | Video
A smart approach to combine quant factors and sustainability
A smart approach to combine quant factors and sustainability
Factor-based equity strategies can help investors achieve sustainability objectives, in addition to better risk-return characteristics.
12-06-2018 | Insight
Fact or fiction: SI is a niche form of investing
Fact or fiction: SI is a niche form of investing
Sustainability investing has sometimes been considered niche – so the sheer size of it may come as a surprise.
11-06-2018 | Insight
Culture is a key element in risk governance for banks
Culture is a key element in risk governance for banks
Understanding a bank’s culture is key to finding out how risky it is, say Robeco’s engagement specialists.
05-06-2018 | Insight
Two climate change issues most concern investors
Two climate change issues most concern investors
Two issues central to combatting climate change most concern investors, Robeco’s Active Ownership team warns in its quarterly report.
24-05-2018 | Insight
Some plant trees, we plant ideas
Some plant trees, we plant ideas
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Fact or fiction: SI does not have enough data to work
Fact or fiction: SI does not have enough data to work
They say that ‘information is power’, but is there enough of it available to show whether sustainability investing works?
14-05-2018 | Insight
Integrating sustainability has become mainstream for factor investing
Integrating sustainability has become mainstream for factor investing
Factor investing has gained considerable traction over the past couple of years, particularly in the equity space.
14-05-2018 | Insight
How to quantify a company’s contribution to the UN SDGs?
How to quantify a company’s contribution to the UN SDGs?
Earning a good return and contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals at the same time?
11-05-2018 | Insight
Fact or fiction: SI has no clear impact on society
Fact or fiction: SI has no clear impact on society
Sustainability investing has risen to become a high-profile form of managing money – but does it actually benefit anyone else?
23-04-2018 | Insight
The truth about sustainability investing: fact & fiction
The truth about sustainability investing: fact & fiction
Sustainability investing – you have probably heard of it, but do you have all the facts about it?
13-04-2018 | Video
Fact-checking nine common ideas about sustainability investing
Fact-checking nine common ideas about sustainability investing
Interest in sustainability investing has picked up massively in recent years, and with the growing interest has come a growing misconception of what people think it means.
13-04-2018 | Insight
See how factor premiums can enhance your passive strategies
See how factor premiums can enhance your passive strategies
‘We select engagement themes in a very structured way’
‘We select engagement themes in a very structured way’
Robeco’s Active Ownership team has selected five new engagement themes for 2018.
03-04-2018 | Insight
Fact or fiction: SI a modern-day millennials hype
Fact or fiction: SI a modern-day millennials hype
Sustainability investing is often seen as something only pursued by millennials who are jumping on a bandwagon with their trendy friends.
26-03-2018 | Insight
Robeco Quarterly March 2018
Robeco Quarterly March 2018
The seventh edition of Robeco Quarterly – our quant, sustainability and research magazine – is published.
23-03-2018 | Insight
Robeco puts tobacco on exclusion list
Robeco puts tobacco on exclusion list
Robeco excludes investments in the tobacco industry from its mutual funds.
08-03-2018 | Insight
US makes great progress on boardroom diversity
US makes great progress on boardroom diversity
Maybe it is because I am a woman in an industry dominated by men, and because I chose to focus on sustainability at an early stage, that I have always been interested in the topic of diversity.
02-03-2018 | Column
Robeco publishes Active Ownership Report 2017
Robeco publishes Active Ownership Report 2017
Active Ownership forms a key component of Robeco’s sustainability investing proposition, and we increasingly reap the benefits of integrating it into our investment process.
23-02-2018 | Active Ownership Report
Fact or fiction: SI is only about negative screening
Fact or fiction: SI is only about negative screening
A persistent myth about sustainability investing is that it only includes negative screening – mainly by excluding stocks that are deemed ‘unethical’.
21-02-2018 | Insight
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
EU data protection regulation to boost the cybersecurity sector
EU data protection regulation to boost the cybersecurity sector
New European data privacy regulation will create many opportunities for cybersecurity companies.
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
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
Robeco Quarterly December 2017
Robeco Quarterly December 2017
The sixth edition of Robeco Quarterly – our quant, sustainability and research magazine – is published.
06-12-2017 | 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

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