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Sustainable investing glossary

Sustainable Investing

An investment discipline that considers environmental, social and corporate governance criteria to generate long-term competitive financial returns and positive societal impact. Also referred to as responsible investing.

Sustainable Investing is a broad concept. There are many different rationales, approaches and definitions. The motives vary from ethical principles to simply wanting to achieve better investment results. There are various methods to invest in sustainability, such as through active share ownership (engagement & voting), integration of ESG factors, best-inclass approaches, thematic investing, impact investing and exclusion. 

Also referred to as responsible investing.

Creating returns that benefit the world we live in
Creating returns that benefit the world we live in
Sustainable investing
The most important ESG issue in the coronavirus crisis is our response
The most important ESG issue in the coronavirus crisis is our response
As soon as the coronavirus crisis hit our society and financial markets, we received many questions on how this relates to sustainable investing and ESG.
31-03-2020 | Column
Engagement is an important tool for climate change risks
Engagement is an important tool for climate change risks
More companies are making greater efforts to set ambitious decarbonization targets, Robeco’s engagement specialists say.
30-03-2020 | Insight
Is oil-rich Norway paying the price?
Is oil-rich Norway paying the price?
Sustainability is often full of contradictions, as can be seen in the case of an oil-rich country which is warming faster than others – Norway.
23-03-2020 | Stunning statistics