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Sustainable Investing Glossary

UN Global Compact

A global corporate sustainability initiative, calling on companies, investors and other participants to align their strategies and operations with universal principles on human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption.

Human Rights

Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and 

Principle 2: Make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses. 

Creating returns that benefit the world we live in
Creating returns that benefit the world we live in
Sustainable investing

Labor

Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining; 

Principle 4: The elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labor; 

Principle 5: The effective abolition of child labor; and 

Principle 6: The elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.

Environment

Principle 7: Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges; 

Principle 8: Undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and 

Principle 9: Encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.

Anti-Corruption

Principle 10: Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery. 

Robeco is a participant in the UN Global Compact and engages with companies that structurally and severely breach its principles.

Translating and integrating SI research into investments
Translating and integrating SI research into investments
Rachel Whittaker, Robeco’s Head of SI Research explains the value of sustainability research, its link to financial performance and how it is disseminated and integrated into Robeco's investment decisions.
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Saying ‘no’ when companies perform poorly on ESG
Saying ‘no’ when companies perform poorly on ESG
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Upgrading the grid is an urgent global priority
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