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ESG investing
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ESG investing

Covid-19 has showed us more clearly than ever before that performance and ESG can go hand in hand. Nowadays, the structural integration of ESG information in decision-making is vital for investors. But how exactly does this work? Watch the 5-step process.

Five steps to ESG investing

Learn more about the 5-step process:
  • Applying ESG data and information in all stages of the investment process
  • Be informed on how other investors achieve their sustainable investment goals
  • Integrate ESG factors into the investment decision making process
Step 1

Proprietary research

Our research team in Zurich elaborate on ‘Proprietary Research’ and on their work on footprint calculation, country scores, smart ESG scores and measuring contributions to the SDGs.

Step 2

Integrating ESG into a portfolio

Our portfolio management experts provide an insight into how they apply the research in their day-to-day portfolio management.

Step 3

Active ownership

Our Head of the SI Center of Expertise provides a broader view on active ownership at Robeco. Carola van Lamoen addresses the importance of a collaborative approach within the financial industry to create massive power.

Step 4

ESG classification

In this animation we recap all the ESG building blocks applied at Robeco.

Step 5

Performance & outcomes

No ESG process is complete without addressing performance. Being able to quantify ESG attribution to a portfolio is rapidly becoming more important. Aligned with the goal to deliver wealth and wealth being financial performance as well measuring impact are reviewed.

Our sustainable investing solutions

There is no 'one size fits all' approach for SI. We offer three distinct levels of ESG-integrated strategies.

Sustainability Inside , Sustainability Focused and Impact Investing.

 

Production solutions

Client videos

Several clients share their insights and best practices in applying ESG in their business.

Client videos

Several clients share their insights and best practices in applying ESG in their business.

Brunel Pension Partnership’s best practice in ESG: 3 As
Brunel Pension Partnership’s best practice in ESG: 3 As
Brunel Pension Partnership has a leading role in driving the sustainability agenda in the UK.
Video
Banca Generali’s best practice in ESG: a 360 degree approach to sustainability
Banca Generali’s best practice in ESG: a 360 degree approach to sustainability
Marcello Matranga, Head of Robeco Italy, discusses Banca Generali’s 360 degree approach to sustainability with Andrea Florio, Head of Market Intelligence at Banca Generali.
Video
Standard Chartered’s best practice in ESG: investor personas
Standard Chartered’s best practice in ESG: investor personas
Dawn Foo, Director Wholesale Distribution Southeast Asia, discusses recent research and the creation of sustainable investor personas with Eugenia Koh, Head Impact Investing and Engagement Strategy, Private Banking & Wealth Management at Standard Chartered.
Video
Sanlam Investments’ best practice in ESG: a new purpose statement
Sanlam Investments’ best practice in ESG: a new purpose statement
Sanlam recently launched a new purpose statement.
Video

Engagement videos

Assessing sustainability starts with researching investment targets, the companies we can invest in, on their practices.

Engagement videos

Assessing sustainability starts with researching investment targets, the companies we can invest in, on their practices.

Engagement case with CCR: improving the good governance of the board
Engagement case with CCR: improving the good governance of the board
An interview with Michiel van Esch (Robeco) and Pedro Sutter (CCR) sees them discuss CCR’s transformation towards becoming a more sustainable transportation and infrastructure company.
Video
Engagement case with Shell: climate change engagement to reduce carbon footprint
Engagement case with Shell: climate change engagement to reduce carbon footprint
In an interview with Sylvia van Waveren (Robeco) and Tjerk Huysinga (Shell), they discuss the ongoing engagement between the two companies.
Video
Engagement case with DSM: long-term reciprocal relationship
Engagement case with DSM: long-term reciprocal relationship
Over the past decade Robeco has actively engaged with DSM.
Video
Engagement case with Coca Cola: stepping up the game to reduce added sugars and waste
Engagement case with Coca Cola: stepping up the game to reduce added sugars and waste
Coca Cola has come on board with the World Health Organization to comply with guidelines to reduce added sugars in its beverage products and has changed its business.
Video
'Investors can benefit from the use of sustainability data'
'Investors can benefit from the use of sustainability data'
Innovative developments in the area of sustainability data can uncover new ways of assessing opportunities and risks.
23-11-2021 | Interview
Reflections on the COP26 Climate Summit
Reflections on the COP26 Climate Summit
COP26 provided a breakthrough on the rulebook of the Paris Agreement.
17-11-2021 | Insight
COP26: The verdict on the COP26 summit
COP26: The verdict on the COP26 summit
So, did our leaders rise to the occasion and understand the gravity of the climate crisis we’re in?
15-11-2021 | Video
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