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Appointing directors of climate change
Appointing directors of climate change
Companies need to appoint directors who focus on business exposure to climate change, Robeco’s Active Ownership team says.
09-06-2020 | Insight
Robeco publishes Q1 2020 Active Ownership report
Robeco publishes Q1 2020 Active Ownership report
New engagement themes lead the coverage in Robeco’s latest Active Ownership report – a quarter that saw the first impact of Covid-19.
07-05-2020 | Active Ownership Report
Shell escalates net-zero goal on carbon emissions
Shell escalates net-zero goal on carbon emissions
Royal Dutch Shell has stepped up its plans to become carbon neutral following investor engagement led by Robeco and the Church of England.
17-04-2020 | Insight
Robeco publishes Stewardship Report 2019
Robeco publishes Stewardship Report 2019
Active Ownership has always been an important part of Robeco’s sustainable investing capability.
16-04-2020 | Active Ownership Report
Podcast: Why we take stewardship seriously (and what it brings)
Podcast: Why we take stewardship seriously (and what it brings)
Is it just part of a greenwashing scheme or is it a crucial element in an integrated sustainable investing approach?
07-04-2020 | Podcast
The most important ESG issue in the coronavirus crisis is our response
The most important ESG issue in the coronavirus crisis is our response
As soon as the coronavirus crisis hit our society and financial markets, we received many questions on how this relates to sustainable investing and ESG.
31-03-2020 | Column
Engagement is an important tool for climate change risks
Engagement is an important tool for climate change risks
More companies are making greater efforts to set ambitious decarbonization targets, Robeco’s engagement specialists say.
30-03-2020 | Insight
New: sustainable investing expertise disguised as a glossy magazine
New: sustainable investing expertise disguised as a glossy magazine
In our brand new publication, we explore sustainable investing from every possible angle.
16-03-2020 | Magazine
Another strong year for sustainable investing
Another strong year for sustainable investing
Robeco and RobecoSAM enjoyed another strong year for their world-leading sustainable investment capabilities in 2019.
20-02-2020 | Insight
Robeco publishes Q4 2019 Active Ownership report
Robeco publishes Q4 2019 Active Ownership report
Reviews of two major engagement themes lead the Robeco Active Ownership team’s latest quarterly report.
31-01-2020 | Active Ownership Report
Climate partnerships needed between company boards and investors
Climate partnerships needed between company boards and investors
A partnership between companies and investors is essential if climate change targets are to be met.
20-01-2020 | Insight
Biodiversity and mining among engagement themes for 2020
Biodiversity and mining among engagement themes for 2020
Protecting biodiversity and improving mining safety form part of Robeco’s new engagement campaign for 2020.
13-01-2020 | Insight
Exhaust-ive engagement: persuading carmakers to decarbonize
Exhaust-ive engagement: persuading carmakers to decarbonize
Decarbonizing the auto industry can significantly lower greenhouse gas emissions.
05-12-2019 | Insight
The spy in the sky for deforestation
The spy in the sky for deforestation
Robeco has teamed up with a satellite data company to detect deforestation in palm oil plantations.
15-11-2019 | Insight
A message in 100 million bottles
A message in 100 million bottles
A campaign to cut plastic waste is on track to save 100 million bottles from being thrown away.
14-11-2019 | Stunning statistics
Show don’t tell – UK Stewardship Code wants proof of actions
Show don’t tell – UK Stewardship Code wants proof of actions
Investors will have to show the results of their active ownership work after the UK regulator updated its Stewardship Code.
13-11-2019 | Insight
Land of the rising capital returns
Land of the rising capital returns
Japanese companies are gradually getting better at creating value for investors, Robeco’s engagement work has shown.
13-11-2019 | Insight
Living wage platform expands focus
Living wage platform expands focus
An investor group set up to promote living wages is broadening its scope outside garments after marking its first anniversary.
04-11-2019 | Insight
Robeco publishes Q3 2019 Active Ownership report
Robeco publishes Q3 2019 Active Ownership report
Problems from single-use plastic is one of the highlights of the Robeco Active Ownership team’s Q3 report on its engagement and voting work.
31-10-2019 | Active Ownership Report
Let’s talk about outcomes: voting on shareholder proposals
Let’s talk about outcomes: voting on shareholder proposals
Sustainable investing is finally getting traction in the market place.
16-10-2019 | Column
Greenwashing leads ICGN corporate governance debate
Greenwashing leads ICGN corporate governance debate
The danger of greenwashing is rising up the sustainable investing agenda, corporate governance experts believe.
09-10-2019 | Insight
Robeco joins investor call to save rainforest
Robeco joins investor call to save rainforest
Robeco is collaborating with other global investors to try to stop deforestation in Brazil.
18-09-2019 | Insight
Stepping up safety in managing miners’ tailings dams
Stepping up safety in managing miners’ tailings dams
Robeco is stepping up its efforts to improve safety in the mining industry after 248 people were killed in a Brazilian tailings dam collapse this year.
28-08-2019 | Insight
Robeco and RobecoSAM get outstanding PRI scores
Robeco and RobecoSAM get outstanding PRI scores
Robeco and RobecoSAM have again achieved outstanding scores for sustainable investing from the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).
09-08-2019 | Insight
Voting season: making our voice heard as a shareholder
Voting season: making our voice heard as a shareholder
Sustainability issues have gained more traction in the US, while board composition remains among the most contentious issues in Asia.
25-07-2019 | Insight
Robeco publishes Q2 2019 Active Ownership report
Robeco publishes Q2 2019 Active Ownership report
It’s been a busy second quarter for Robeco’s Active Ownership team, since most shareholder meetings take place in the spring.
25-07-2019 | Active Ownership Report
Addressing the climate emergency
Addressing the climate emergency
The language around climate change is changing.
10-07-2019 | Column
What the Shareholders Right Directive II means for investors
What the Shareholders Right Directive II means for investors
An updated regulation regarding shareholder rights and obligations came into force on 9 June 2019.
08-07-2019 | Insight
Using engagement to unpick the Korean Discount
Using engagement to unpick the Korean Discount
Foreign investors can unlock value at Korean companies through engagement, says active ownership specialist Ronnie Lim.
20-06-2019 | Insight
Greenwashing: how to avoid it?
Greenwashing: how to avoid it?
With the rise of new sustainable funds, the question of how to avoid greenwashing becomes more prevalent.
23-05-2019 | Column
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