It’s considered to be the future of all investing – but many have yet to put their feet on the sustainability ladder. The Essentials of SI can help.
Robeco has produced a series of educational stories that take the reader through SI in easy steps. Aimed at investment professionals, or those considering their first steps in sustainability, we explain what SI is, and how far it has come.
From its origins as a protest against slavery, SI is now a multi trillion-dollar global business, and is no longer solely focused on environmental issues, but social and governance (ESG) as well. Most people profess an interest in it, even if they have reservations about how it can work for them.
In our contact with financial institutions, we noticed the need for educational materials which are not commercial but can help advisors to understand themes. This program should therefore help professional investors such as private bankers to understand and explain themes like sustainability to their end-clients.
SI Essentials has therefore been designed to give someone sufficient knowledge, with a test at the end. This can then be used as part of a self-study programs, including those seeking hours that count towards Continuous Professional Development (CPD) certification.
As a pioneer in this field, we have tried to explain the essence of what we have learned in all those years about this fascinating subject. The SI Essentials program has nine chapters, taking the reader through the basics, into more advanced issues, and then summarizing what has been learnt before the test can be taken.
“Demand for sustainable investing is increasing from your clients, while studies show that clients perceive a lack of advice. To an economist, a lack of supply and increasing demand means an opportunity”, says Masja Zandbergen, Head of ESG Integration at Robeco.
“If you want to advise your clients on sustainable investing, the first step to take is to build up knowledge on one of the biggest investment themes of our time. They may not realize just how far SI has come since its early days as a protest movement, when exclusions were the only option available. Now there are a wide range of highly advanced tools with which to use SI, particularly in the field of integrating ESG factors into the investment process.”
“So, don’t be left behind. If you still think sustainability means objecting to things rather than adopting them, you need to read our SI Essentials series, and get up to speed with the latest developments!”
We hope you will enjoy reading it and taking the test, and that it will inspire you to discuss SI with your clients and others. We also plan a future educational module on another celebrated Robeco pillar, factor investing.
Please read this important information before proceeding further. It contains legal and regulatory notices relevant to the information contained on this website.
The information contained in the Website is NOT FOR RETAIL CLIENTS - The information contained in the Website is solely intended for professional investors, defined as investors which (1) qualify as professional clients within the meaning of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID), (2) have requested to be treated as professional clients within the meaning of the MiFID or (3) are authorized to receive such information under any other applicable laws. The value of the investments may fluctuate. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Investors may not get back the amount originally invested. Neither Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. nor any of its affiliates guarantees the performance or the future returns of any investments. If the currency in which the past performance is displayed differs from the currency of the country in which you reside, then you should be aware that due to exchange rate fluctuations the performance shown may increase or decrease if converted into your local currency.
In the UK, Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. (“ROBECO”) only markets its funds to institutional clients and professional investors. Private investors seeking information about ROBECO should visit our corporate website www.robeco.com or contact their financial adviser. ROBECO will not be liable for any damages or losses suffered by private investors accessing these areas.
In the UK, ROBECO Funds has marketing approval for the funds listed on this website, all of which are UCITS funds. ROBECO is authorized by the AFM and subject to limited regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority. Details about the extent of our regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority are available from us on request.
Many of the protections provided by the United Kingdom regulatory framework may not apply to investments in ROBECO Funds, including access to the Financial Services Compensation Scheme and the Financial Ombudsman Service. No representation, warranty or undertaking is given as to the accuracy or completeness of the information on this website.
If you are not an institutional client or professional investor you should therefore not proceed. By proceeding please note that we will be treating you as a professional client for regulatory purposes and you agree to be bound by our terms and conditions.