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Impact Investing

Impact Investing

Impact investing is characterized by its intentionality; making a deliberate effort to exert a positive impact, alongside financial targets. The focus is specific sustainable themes and/or SDGs. The outcome is a portfolio that pursues superior financial returns coupled with contributing to sustainable development.

  • Impact Making a difference
  • Returns Investments that work
  • Win-win Helping while earning
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A roadmap to sustainable investing
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Robeco and RobecoSAM have again been awarded the highest possible sustainability scores by the Principles for Responsible Investment.
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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.
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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
Business leaders brainstorm the sustainable future at SI Explore
Business leaders brainstorm the sustainable future at SI Explore
Corporate leaders must get on the sustainability train, collaborate more with investors, embrace youth and see how everything is a sub-set of nature.
27-07-2020 | Insight
Covid-19 takes center stage in national ESG rankings
Covid-19 takes center stage in national ESG rankings
More sustainable countries were more successful in containing the deadly coronavirus, RobecoSAM’s latest national rankings reveal.
21-07-2020 | Insight

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