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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 – the next chapter

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, as predicted by Robeco many years ago.
  • 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. In 2010, the teams deepened their ties and collaboration in SI and obviously, the closer we worked together, the stronger we got.
  • 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.

    Today, Robeco and RobecoSAM have become so interlinked, that we operate like one firm in many areas. Now is the right time to focus our efforts in SI even further, and present this skillset under one united brand.

SI is at the core of everything we do

  • As such, 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

    This marks the next chapter in Robeco and RobecoSAM’s joint SI story.

    *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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SI Digital Explore: The need to integrate ESG into the investment process
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26-11-2020 | SI Opener
Robeco earns ‘leader’ label from Morningstar for ESG
Robeco earns ‘leader’ label from Morningstar for ESG
Robeco has been named by Morningstar as a ‘leader’ for its commitment to ESG.
25-11-2020 | Insight
Quant solutions must look beyond the most conventional factors
Quant solutions must look beyond the most conventional factors
Quant strategies have come under pressure over the past two years.
24-11-2020 | Interview
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19-11-2020 | Yearly outlook
Step change in climate ambitions in the EU
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The EU has long had significant aspirations for the decarbonization of its economy.
17-11-2020 | Insight