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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
‘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
Some plant trees, we plant ideas
Some plant trees, we plant ideas
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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 or 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
Finding alpha in Emerging markets
Finding alpha in Emerging markets
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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
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
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
Robeco Quarterly September 2017
Robeco Quarterly September 2017
The fifth edition of Robeco Quarterly – our quant, sustainability and research magazine – is published.
29-09-2017 | Magazine

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