To truly advance sustainability in the economy and for society, investors must measure whether companies are producing absolute, positive outcomes. Without impact data to guide them, companies, investors, and stakeholders have no way of knowing the efficacy of their investments. Nor can they maximize sustainability actions and investments. As a result, progress continues to be sub-optimal.
Impact measurement is a way to show investors and stakeholders the real-world outcomes of the companies in which they invest.
Robeco’s sustainable thematic portfolios are constructed based on rigorous fundamental analysis, ESG research and careful theme development. But we drill even deeper. Using a proprietary SDG Framework, we assess to what extent investee companies are impacting each of the 17 SDGs. Moreover, we drill even further and calculate the impact of our sustainable thematic portfolios based on the most relevant SDG targets: how much clean water was distributed to households, how much greenhouse gas was avoided, how many tonnes of plastic was recycled, and how many individuals were provided with access to healthcare.
Impact results are reported for Robeco’s Smart Energy, Smart Materials, Healthy Living and Sustainable Water strategies.
Sustainable investing is entering a new stage of development, one that goes beyond ESG research and ratings. Impact measurement and investing goes beyond measuring ESG criteria to reveal material outcomes – the true impact – of investee companies within our sustainable thematic equity portfolios.
Our impact reporting tools help guide investment decisions, inform engagement activities, and create accountability for our sustainable investment objectives.
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.