Sustainable Finance Action Plan

The Sustainable Finance Action Plan is not just another piece of EU regulation. It will completely shake up sustainable investing across the 27-nation European Union and create a level playing field for how funds are classified.

Our stories and policies explain how this will all work in the years to come.

Introducing the Sustainable Finance Action Plan

  • Results of EU fund classification reflect sustainability of Robeco’s fund range

    The Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation forces asset managers to reveal the differing levels of sustainability integration of each strategy. Almost all Robeco funds meet the EU’s enhanced ‘Article 8 and 9’ sustainability credentials, which mirror an existing internal classification system.
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  • Sustainability risk and integration

    No investment is without risk: the skill is to manage that risk by using environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors in the investment process. This chapter explains how the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation will require asset managers to show how they integrate sustainability risks in policies, procedures and governance structures throughout their entire organization.
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  • The EU Taxonomy

    Everyone agrees that sustainable investing is the way forward, as the world faces diminishing resources and climate change. But not everyone agrees on how to define it. The EU Taxonomy sets out the criteria for what is environmentally sustainable, using six objectives that will apply across the bloc. Here we explain the meaning of greening, and how it affects investments at Robeco.
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  • Glossary

    The new regulatory framework can be an alphabet soup of acronyms such as the SFAP and SFDR, along with newly introduced concepts such as the EU Taxonomy and European Green Deal. Our Glossary of Sustainable Investing explains the main ingredients in simple language, with graphics and charts in places.
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The implementation timeline

The implementation timeline

Source: Robeco

  • Assessing adverse impact indicators

    Just as no sustainable investment is without risks, all companies make an impact on the environment, both good and bad. The regulation requires both companies and asset managers at the entity and financial product level to lay out their Principal Adverse Impact indicators. Bureaucracy, or a refreshing step forward? Our story explains how it will certainly enhance transparency.
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