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Sustainable Investing Expertise by RobecoSAM
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Sustainable Investing Research

More than two decades of Sustainable Investing research have equipped us with the tools and the unique expertise needed to define financially-material ESG information, integrate it into a wide-range of investment products, and measure its impact.

Sustainability and financial materiality

Sustainability and financial materiality

Sustainable investing research focuses on the link between sustainability and financial materiality. But what is financial materiality, exactly? Elina Hokkanen explains how we determine the financial relevance of sustainability criteria.

Mapping, measuring & monitoring SDGs

Investors are increasingly interested in investments that both contribute to realizing the SDGs, while providing financial returns. We are among the first investment managers to construct an effective framework for mapping and measuring SDG contributions that can be applied across investment portfolios.

RobecoSAM SDG Scores

Analyzing countries' ESG performance

Analyzing countries' ESG performance

The Country Sustainability Ranking is a comprehensive framework for analyzing countries' ESG performance. By focusing on ESG factors, we offer a view into a country's strengths and weaknesses that are not typically covered by rating agencies. The ranking can be a powerful tool to enhance risk analysis for government bonds.

Environmental Impact Monitoring

Measuring a portfolio's environmental footprint demonstrates the magnitude of its impact across four key environmental indicators. Based on results, investors can more fully optimize their impact preferences – maximizing positive or reducing negative environmental impacts within equity and credit portfolios.

RobecoSAM Environmental Impact Monitoring Tool

Tap into our expertise

Keep up with our knowledge and trends through articles, podcasts and videos.

More insights

Tap into our expertise

Keep up with our knowledge and trends through articles, podcasts and videos.

More insights
Marrying sustainability and emerging markets expertise in quantitative strategies
Marrying sustainability and emerging markets expertise in quantitative strategies
The most sustainable emerging market companies are on par with those in developed markets.
03-08-2022 | Insight
Time for the Asia-Pacific green bond market to step up to the challenge
Time for the Asia-Pacific green bond market to step up to the challenge
Green bond issuance in the region has grown enormously.
01-08-2022 | Insight
Net-zero focus in Q2 Active Ownership report
Net-zero focus in Q2 Active Ownership report
Engaging to cut corporate emissions leads the Active Ownership team’s Q2 report as a new net-zero 2050 investment fund is launched.
29-07-2022 | Active Ownership Report
Should shorting count for net-zero portfolios?
Should shorting count for net-zero portfolios?
Short positions can be a meaningful add-on, but should not be an excuse for inaction on the long side of a portfolio.
27-07-2022 | Insight
Harmful algal blooms are threatening surface waters
Harmful algal blooms are threatening surface waters
In moderation, algal blooms are a natural and needed part of nature; in excess, they are toxic for ecosystems and economies.
22-07-2022 | Insight
Sustainability investing under threat? Not so fast
Sustainability investing under threat? Not so fast
After riding the tailwinds from bullish markets for several years, sustainable investing seems to have been affected by the winds changing course more recently.
21-07-2022 | Insight
Indices insights: Combing through the climate data forest
Indices insights: Combing through the climate data forest
We unpack the merits of different carbon metrics used to gauge climate risk in portfolios, including a new climate beta measure.
13-07-2022 | Interview
Weighing the pros and cons of nuclear power as climate urgency grows
Weighing the pros and cons of nuclear power as climate urgency grows
Robeco has revised its stance on nuclear power as part of efforts to transition to a net zero economy.
12-07-2022 | Insight