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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? Elina Hokkanen 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

Tap into our expertise

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

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Tap into our expertise

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

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Guide to emerging markets investing
Guide to emerging markets investing
Emerging markets have undergone significant changes since the term was initially coined in the early 80s.
17-06-2021 | Insight
Engaging with countries to promote the SDGs
Engaging with countries to promote the SDGs
A team from Robeco has published a framework that can help investors engage with countries to tackle sustainability challenges.
14-06-2021 | Insight
Looking for the brightest Stars in the post-Covid-19 world
Looking for the brightest Stars in the post-Covid-19 world
The world is changing fast, and not just due to Covid-19.
10-06-2021 | Webinar
Show, don't tell – investing in sustainable themes with demonstrated impact
Show, don't tell – investing in sustainable themes with demonstrated impact
The popularity of sustainable investing, especially in public equity markets, has fueled growth in the volume of ESG reporting from companies.
10-06-2021 | Insight
Finding the downside risks in credit with ESG
Finding the downside risks in credit with ESG
Using financially material ESG information leads to better-informed investment decisions and benefits society.
09-06-2021 | Insight
SI Opener: Devaluation of the word impact investing –  three questions
SI Opener: Devaluation of the word impact investing – three questions
With the introduction of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), so began the rise of impact investing in listed equities and credits.
28-05-2021 | SI Opener
The Big Book of Climate Investing
The Big Book of Climate Investing
Climate change is the biggest threat facing humanity, and is now the single-most important issue for investors.
26-05-2021 | Insight
Cannabis – controversial plant comes full-circle
Cannabis – controversial plant comes full-circle
Cannabis is making a comeback and enjoying popularity and acceptance it hasn’t seen in thousands of years – but caution is advised.
25-05-2021 | Insight