Our expertise in both sustainable and factor investing gives us the unique ability to offer investors more sustainable index solutions without compromising their financial objectives. For example, our Sustainable Indices are a compelling sustainable alternative to passive market-cap indices. Our offering allows our clients to align with positive impact and reduce their carbon footprints. This is underpinned by our intellectual property (IP), well-resourced teams and wealth of experience.
Some key examples of Robeco’s sustainability IP include our time-tested, proprietary SDG framework; forward-looking fundamental views on carbon footprint reduction from our Climate Strategy team, and our proprietary Climate Risk Indicator (carbon beta).
Our indices are only transparent to our clients and not the broader public, which mitigates overcrowding risk. The indices can be efficiently implemented as low turnover, liquidity, transactions costs and capacity are key considerations in index construction.
We employ enhanced factor definitions from our award-winning research, allowing us to offer high and balanced multi-factor exposure. Our proprietary index construction algorithm facilitates low turnover. These features aim to improve client risk-return outcomes after costs.