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Sustainable Investing Glossary

Corporate governance

The set of rules, practices and processes by which a company is managed (governed) and management is supervised.

Corporate governance relates to good governing practices and covers the basic principles, rights, responsibilities and expectations of an organization’s board of directors. A well-structured corporate governance system aligns the various interests of all the stakeholders in a company, such as shareholders, management, clients, suppliers, financiers, government and the community. It supports the company’s long-term strategy. 

The principles of the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) constitute an internationally recognized code for good corporate governance. The organization aims to improve corporate governance, risk management, remuneration policy, shareholders’ rights and transparency.

Creating returns that benefit the world we live in
Creating returns that benefit the world we live in
Sustainable investing
Robeco and RobecoSAM again receive top PRI scores
Robeco and RobecoSAM again receive top PRI scores
Robeco and RobecoSAM have again been awarded the highest possible sustainability scores by the Principles for Responsible Investment.
04-08-2020 | Insight
Pioneering climate engagement leads Q2 Active Ownership report
Pioneering climate engagement leads Q2 Active Ownership report
It was full steam ahead for Robeco’s Active Ownership team in the second quarter, despite the restrictions brought by Covid-19.
31-07-2020 | Active Ownership Report
Sugar’s role in coronavirus fatalities
Sugar’s role in coronavirus fatalities
The sugar content of food and drinks played an unseen role in the Covid-19 death toll, says engagement specialist Peter van der Werf.
29-07-2020 | Insight