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Sustainable Investing Expertise by RobecoSAM
RobecoSAM

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? Michael van der Meer explains how we determine the financial relevance of sustainability criteria.
Sharpening the power of ESG scores - Smart ESG

Sharpening the power of ESG scores - Smart ESG

We continuously work to enhance the power of environmental, social and governance (ESG) data for investment decisions. To help investors amplify the benefits of Sustainable Investing, we have developed an innovative "Smart ESG" scoring methodology.

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

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Clean Energy Outlook 2021 – Global decarbonization efforts to drive further growth
Clean Energy Outlook 2021 – Global decarbonization efforts to drive further growth
Driven by global government and corporate efforts to decarbonize, the clean energy sector is likely to continue to shine bright in 2021.
26-01-2021 | Interview
Climate risk and portfolio decarbonization have become center stage
Climate risk and portfolio decarbonization have become center stage
Insurance companies are directly exposed to climate risk, and face increasingly tighter scrutiny from regulators regarding its impact on their balance sheets.
14-01-2021 | Interview
Why human production needs to go on a diet
Why human production needs to go on a diet
The weight of man-made objects on Earth now exceeds the mass of all living things, new research reveals.
13-01-2021 | Stunning statistics
Letter from the CIO: Stay contrarian
Letter from the CIO: Stay contrarian
Keep questioning the consensus in 2021, says Victor Verberk, Robeco’s CIO Fixed Income and Sustainability.
07-01-2021 | Insight
Climate transition and labor rights lead 2021 engagement themes
Climate transition and labor rights lead 2021 engagement themes
Tackling high-carbon funding and protecting labor rights in the post-Covid-19 world are Robeco’s main engagement themes for 2021.
07-01-2021 | Insight
SI Opener: How do we align portfolios with climate ambitions?
SI Opener: How do we align portfolios with climate ambitions?
The Net Zero Asset Managers initiative was launched in December, and Robeco is proud to be among the founding signatories.
24-12-2020 | SI Opener
‘We believe that businesses that promote gender equality have a competitive advantage’
‘We believe that businesses that promote gender equality have a competitive advantage’
Sustainable investing involves more than just investing in environmentally friendly income-producing vehicles.
22-12-2020 | Interview
EU gets ready for new sustainability framework
EU gets ready for new sustainability framework
Sustainable investing will become more focused and much clearer across the EU under a new regulatory framework for asset managers and their funds.
21-12-2020 | Insight