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27-09-2022 | Daily sketch
Finland once again the world’s sustainability champion
Finland once again the world’s sustainability champion
Finland and its Nordic neighbors maintain top sustainability status; Russia plunges.
20-09-2022 | Insight
The Introductory Guide to Net Zero 2050 Climate Equities
The Introductory Guide to Net Zero 2050 Climate Equities
Climate change is the biggest challenge facing humanity – and it’s also the biggest investment opportunity.
16-09-2022 | Insight
Podcast: Has the sustainability premium vanished?
Podcast: Has the sustainability premium vanished?
It’s been a gruelling year so far for financial markets, including for equities.
13-09-2022 | Podcast
Indices insights: Does climate beta pick up on climate risk?
Indices insights: Does climate beta pick up on climate risk?
Our climate beta measure quantifies how sensitive a stock is to the transition to a low-carbon economy.
13-09-2022 | Insight
Measuring sustainability performance: comparing an SDG score with ESG ratings
Measuring sustainability performance: comparing an SDG score with ESG ratings
Investors are seeking more powerful tools to measure how sustainable companies are.
09-09-2022 | Insight
This CIO's summer reading list on sustainability – and why you should read it too
This CIO's summer reading list on sustainability – and why you should read it too
Climate change is urgent, and a more comprehensive approach is needed to tackle it effectively.
09-09-2022 | Interview
Learn from the birds and the bees – the urgency of biodiversity
Learn from the birds and the bees – the urgency of biodiversity
Protecting biodiversity has become as urgent as the need to tackle climate change, and investors can play a role.
06-09-2022 | Insight
Investors can help sustain our planet’s biodiversity
Investors can help sustain our planet’s biodiversity
A twin emergency alongside climate change, it's important to understand how a decline in biodiversity is already impacting the global economy and financial markets.
31-08-2022 | Video
SDGs help investors achieve their sustainable ambitions
SDGs help investors achieve their sustainable ambitions
The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals help take investing to the next level.
31-08-2022 | Video
Indices insights: Do investors act on shifts in climate concerns?
Indices insights: Do investors act on shifts in climate concerns?
A novel ‘polluting-minus-clean’ portfolio tends to underperform in periods of heightened climate policy uncertainty, and vice versa.
25-08-2022 | Insight
‘Alternative data allows you to take a deeper look’
‘Alternative data allows you to take a deeper look’
Novel data sources and techniques can help you tap into alternative alpha.
24-08-2022 | Interview
The SDGs at half-time – we need to score (with) more goals
The SDGs at half-time – we need to score (with) more goals
It has been seven and a half years since the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals were launched to great fanfare in 2015.
23-08-2022 | Insight
‘Quantification of sustainability can be pushed even further’
‘Quantification of sustainability can be pushed even further’
There is a large amount of untapped alternative data that can be used for sustainable investments.
18-08-2022 | Interview
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 strategy 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
Global Consumer Trends: Consistency matters
Global Consumer Trends: Consistency matters
Growth stocks have gone through the wringer in the first half of 2022.
19-07-2022 | Insight
Robeco launches pure-play net zero climate strategy
Robeco launches pure-play net zero climate strategy
Robeco has created a ‘no nonsense’ Net Zero 2050 Climate Equities strategy that will seek the world’s leaders in decarbonization.
18-07-2022 | Insight
Behold, the metaverse
Behold, the metaverse
For a technology that is still in the early stages, the metaverse has attracted widespread attention and considerable capital.
14-07-2022 | Insight
PodcastXL: The pursuit of alternative alpha
PodcastXL: The pursuit of alternative alpha
It has been hailed as the next frontier in quant investing.
13-07-2022 | Podcast
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
Half-time! And what a ride it has been
Half-time! And what a ride it has been
After a turbulent first half of the year, the summer holidays represent a great time to catch up on useful information that you might have missed amid the tumult.
08-07-2022 | Insight
Insurers take the lead in sustainable investing
Insurers take the lead in sustainable investing
Insurers face a unique double whammy when it comes to climate change.
06-07-2022 | Insight
The future of fashion
The future of fashion
As long-term investors, we think carefully about the impact of secular changes in consumer behavior on industries and individual companies.
28-06-2022 | Insight
SI Dilemmas: We need to start thinking differently about SI and returns
SI Dilemmas: We need to start thinking differently about SI and returns
For many years, the debate has raged among investors and academics about whether sustainable investors need to sacrifice returns in order to achieve their values.
23-06-2022 | SI Dilemmas
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