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Podcast: Why contributing to the SDGs is a do or die
Podcast: Why contributing to the SDGs is a do or die
If investors ignore the challenges the SDGs represent, future growth will be much lower and much more erratic than it has been in the past.
06-01-2020 | Podcast
Credit outlook: There is no average
Credit outlook: There is no average
There is a bid for safety in credit markets, but a need for yield.
10-12-2019 | Quarterly outlook
Lower credit risk observed in sectors that are positively aligned with the SDGs
Lower credit risk observed in sectors that are positively aligned with the SDGs
Our analysis of historical performance data confirms what we see in practice.
07-11-2019 | Insight
Credit outlook: Search for yield versus lurch to protectionism
Credit outlook: Search for yield versus lurch to protectionism
We are still convinced that we are approaching the end of the cycle, and continue to advocate a defensive positioning.
25-09-2019 | Quarterly outlook
How to invest in SDGs
How to invest in SDGs
It is estimated that the SDGs could unlock up to USD 12 trillion in market opportunities.
18-06-2019 | Video
Using the SDGs to judge corporate sustainability
Using the SDGs to judge corporate sustainability
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can be used to assess whether companies are fit to serve society, says analyst Michael van der Meer.
22-05-2019 | Insight
A roadmap to sustainable investing
A roadmap to sustainable investing
Sustainable investing is becoming mainstream.
13-05-2019 | Insight
Our guide to investing in SDG credits
Our guide to investing in SDG credits
The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have captured the imagination as a great way of impact investing.
29-04-2019 | Insight
Credit outlook: Dead cat bounce
Credit outlook: Dead cat bounce
04-04-2019 | Quarterly outlook
Investing in the SDGs to tackle snake bites
Investing in the SDGs to tackle snake bites
How many people do you think die from snake bites?
11-03-2019 | Stunning statistics
Dutch pension funds have yet to embrace SDGs
Dutch pension funds have yet to embrace SDGs
Dutch pension funds view Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as an investment opportunity, but have yet to fully adopt them.
08-01-2019 | Insight
Credit outlook: The emperor is naked
Credit outlook: The emperor is naked
Despite our repeated concerns about high corporate leverage and too much risk appetite, it is only now that credit markets are beginning to react to the global economic slowdown, and the next recession is being openly discussed.
20-12-2018 | Quarterly outlook
It’s not all black and white when it comes to SDGs
It’s not all black and white when it comes to SDGs
Measuring a company’s contribution to the UN SDGs is not that straightforward.
12-12-2018 | Insight
Miners face rising environmental liabilities
Miners face rising environmental liabilities
Environmental costs are becoming an ever-increasing burden for mining companies, a study shows.
04-12-2018 | Insight
Three trends behind thematic environmental investing
Three trends behind thematic environmental investing
Three structural trends are driving investment that benefits the environment, says thematic investor Rainer Baumann.
26-11-2018 | Insight
Contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals
Contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals
Investing in the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can be challenging, but it is now possible to verify corporate contributions to them.
16-10-2018 | Insight
Credit outlook: crowding out credit
Credit outlook: crowding out credit
The US economy is still firing on all cylinders.
05-10-2018 | Quarterly outlook
Credit outlook: a slow bleed?
Credit outlook: a slow bleed?
We are past the peak of the credit cycle and uncertainty lies ahead.
06-07-2018 | Quarterly outlook
Short Maturity = low risk, less volatility
Short Maturity = low risk, less volatility
Increasing volatility and rising interest rates – not really the cocktail of choice for the risk-averse credit investor.
23-05-2018 | Insight
How to quantify a company’s contribution to the UN SDGs?
How to quantify a company’s contribution to the UN SDGs?
Earning a good return and contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals at the same time?
11-05-2018 | Insight
The outlook for credits: active managers are coming to life
The outlook for credits: active managers are coming to life
Although fundamentals are positive with a global economy firing on all cylinders, risky assets are expensive.
10-04-2018 | Quarterly outlook
Inflation - a little goes a long way
Inflation - a little goes a long way
Only a couple of years ago, US economists were still worrying about deflation.
19-03-2018 | Insight
There is always an opportunity somewhere in credits
There is always an opportunity somewhere in credits
The credits markets have undergone a metamorphosis in the last decade.
01-03-2018 | Insight
Five reasons to take a global approach to Credits
Five reasons to take a global approach to Credits
Many credit investors only invest in their home currency.
28-12-2017 | Insight
Impact investing and Sustainable Development Goals
Impact investing and Sustainable Development Goals
If you are in (sustainability) investing and you have not yet heard of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), you probably have taken a sabbatical for the last year and a half.
05-12-2017 | Column
Six ways to improve the sustainability of credit portfolios
Six ways to improve the sustainability of credit portfolios
It is our conviction that analying sustainability information leads to better informed investment decisions.
29-11-2017 | Insight
How will carmakers deal with the end of diesel?
How will carmakers deal with the end of diesel?
High NOx emissions and diesel gates are precipitating the end of the diesel era.
16-11-2017 | Insight
Investing to advance Sustainable Development Goals
Investing to advance Sustainable Development Goals
Robeco and RobecoSAM are taking action to ensure they can actively promote the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
08-11-2017 | Insight
Factor investing in credit markets is coming of age
Factor investing in credit markets is coming of age
Factor investing strategies for credit markets are increasingly on the radar of researchers and investors.
22-08-2017 | Insight
Financial sector back in vogue with bond investors
Financial sector back in vogue with bond investors
Guess who’s back, banks are back.
08-06-2017 | Insight
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