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Sustainable Investing Expertise by RobecoSAM
Sustainable Investing

About RobecoSAM

For over 25 years, the RobecoSAM name has been synonymous with sustainable investing (SI). As one of the original ESG natives, RobecoSAM is known for its pioneering and focused work on SI. Today, RobecoSAM is the name Robeco uses to designate selected SI intelligence and SI research, as well as its impact funds.

  • SI research

    RobecoSAM designates Robeco’s proprietary ESG scores to define and optimize investment decisions.

    Sustainable Investing Research
  • Strategies with impact

    The RobecoSAM brand stands for sustainable thematic strategies and impact strategies, which are designed to make a measurable impact and contribute to the SDGs.
    Our strategies
  • Sharing our knowledge

    Robeco uses the collective RobecoSAM knowledge in each and every investment process, recognizing the 25 years of SI expertise it represents.
    SDG insights

RobecoSAM

After years of being a niche approach to investing which RobecoSAM* purely focused on since its foundation in 1995, Sustainable Investing (SI) finally hit the mainstream in 2016.
  • Thanks to the increasing collaboration with Robeco, which started in 2006 when Robeco bought the majority of SAM, the two companies have been able to reach and maintain their leading positions in SI.
  • As one of the original ESG natives, RobecoSAM has become one of the most recognized names in SI, known for its pioneering and focused work on SI. Its expertise is now part of every investment process at Robeco.

SI is at the core of everything we do

  • RobecoSAM is the ingredient brand Robeco uses to designate selected SI intelligence and SI research and tooling, as well as its impact funds. We use the collective RobecoSAM knowledge in each and every investment process, recognizing the 25 years of SI expertise it represents. Using RobecoSAM as an ingredient brand reflects the way in which SI is at the core of everything we do.

    Specifically, the RobecoSAM name is used for the Robeco sustainable thematic strategies as well as the equity and fixed income impact strategies. Together, they form the Robeco impact product range, which is designed to make a measurable environmental or societal impact and contribute to the SDGs.

  • Furthermore, the RobecoSAM name will also continue to designate the proprietary RobecoSAM Smart ESG Scores, RobecoSAM SDG Scores, RobecoSAM Country ESG Scores, RobecoSAM Gender Scores, and the RobecoSAM Environmental Footprint Tool Scores

    *RobecoSAM is a registered trademark of Robeco Holding B.V. The brand RobecoSAM is used to market services and products which do entail Robeco’s expertise on Sustainable Investing (SI). The brand RobecoSAM is not to be considered as a separate legal entity.

Latest insights

We regularly publish articles, videos and podcasts related to sustainable investing.

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Latest insights

We regularly publish articles, videos and podcasts related to sustainable investing.

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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
Sustainable thematic investing and UN SDGs, a natural fit
Sustainable thematic investing and UN SDGs, a natural fit
The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide an excellent framework for investors to seek returns while helping shape a more sustainable world.
11-12-2020 | Insight