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Let’s talk about outcomes: voting on shareholder proposals
Let’s talk about outcomes: voting on shareholder proposals
Sustainable investing is finally getting traction in the market place.
16-10-2019 | Column
Better performance, a better world
Better performance, a better world
Sustainable investing means meeting the current needs without compromising the welfare of future generations.
27-09-2019 | Insight
Robeco joins investor call to save rainforest
Robeco joins investor call to save rainforest
Robeco is collaborating with other global investors to try to stop deforestation in Brazil.
18-09-2019 | Insight
Steering change: sustainable automotive credit
Steering change: sustainable automotive credit
The automotive industry still relies heavily on old-school business models and dirty technology.
03-09-2019 | Insight
Stepping up safety in managing miners’ tailings dams
Stepping up safety in managing miners’ tailings dams
Robeco is stepping up its efforts to improve safety in the mining industry after 248 people were killed in a Brazilian tailings dam collapse this year.
28-08-2019 | 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.
27-08-2019 | Insight
Enabling insurers to achieve capital-efficient returns
Enabling insurers to achieve capital-efficient returns
The majority of assets owned by insurers are invested in investment grade fixed income.
19-08-2019 | Insight
Addressing the climate emergency
Addressing the climate emergency
The language around climate change is changing.
12-08-2019 | Column
Media spotlight versus the Volatility effect in equities
Media spotlight versus the Volatility effect in equities
Investors’ appetite for stocks frequently mentioned in the news is often raised to explain the Volatility effect.
26-06-2019 | Research
Guide to low volatility investing
Guide to low volatility investing
This new edition includes recent figures and a new section on income generation.
28-05-2019 | Insight
Sustainable investing – how to avoid greenwashing?
Sustainable investing – how to avoid greenwashing?
With the rise of new sustainable funds, the question of how to avoid greenwashing becomes more prevalent.
23-05-2019 | Column
Five reasons for strategic allocation to China A-shares
Five reasons for strategic allocation to China A-shares
As the A-share market opens up to investors and MSCI has taken an additional step to include A-shares, substantial capital flows are again expected to flow into China’s onshore market.
08-05-2019 | Insight
This time it’s different
This time it’s different
After the dismal performance of the last quarter of 2018, global equity markets have turned around and staged a swift comeback since the beginning of the year.
18-04-2019 | Quarterly outlook
China's new economy takes root
China's new economy takes root
The Chinese economy is currently experiencing a downturn and we believe it will hit rock bottom in the second quarter.
16-04-2019 | Insight
Our approach to sustainable investing in palm oil
Our approach to sustainable investing in palm oil
Robeco has stepped up its engagement with the producers of palm oil to address sustainability issues in the industry.
04-03-2019 | Insight
Overcoming the challenges of ESG integration in Chinese A-shares
Overcoming the challenges of ESG integration in Chinese A-shares
Growing interest in sustainability investing is driving changes in markets.
26-02-2019 | Insight
Implementing quant strategies in EM the smart way
Implementing quant strategies in EM the smart way
Quantitative stock selection models work as well in emerging markets (EM) as they do in developed ones (DM).
25-02-2019 | Insight
It’s late cycle but not end cycle
It’s late cycle but not end cycle
Markets continue to be weak and volatile, while growth expectations are depressed globally.
10-01-2019 | Quarterly outlook
The link between ESG and performance
The link between ESG and performance
Robeco has long believed in the benefits of sustainability investing.
09-01-2019 | Insight
Climate change action tops my projections for 2019 and beyond
Climate change action tops my projections for 2019 and beyond
The new year is upon us, and the projections for 2019 markets are being digested by investors.
07-01-2019 | Column
Beyond passive in EM with Enhanced Indexing
Beyond passive in EM with Enhanced Indexing
Despite their inefficient nature, a growing number of investors are allocating to emerging equity markets (EM) through passive strategies.
27-12-2018 | Insight
How can you beat the S&P 500 Index?
How can you beat the S&P 500 Index?
The growth of passive investing seems to be unstopable.
20-12-2018 | Insight
Beyond exclusions – how investors can approach SI
Beyond exclusions – how investors can approach SI
Some investors adopt a simple approach to sustainability investing by excluding certain companies from portfolios.
17-12-2018 | Insight
Three megatrends shaping the world
Three megatrends shaping the world
Three megatrends reflecting each aspect of the environmental, social and governance (ESG) spectrum are shaping the sustainability investing world.
01-11-2018 | 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
Sustainability and the role of finance
Sustainability and the role of finance
Sustainability is usually defined as meeting today’s needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet theirs.
02-10-2018 | Insight
Passive investing and sustainability are incompatible
Passive investing and sustainability are incompatible
Passive investing and sustainability integration are fundamentally irreconcilable investment philosophies, say David Blitz, PhD, Head of Quantitative Research, and Wilma de Groot, PhD, Head of Core Quant Equities1.
18-09-2018 | Insight
Applying factor investing to corporate bonds
Applying factor investing to corporate bonds
Although much factor research focuses on the equity market, the concept and benefits of factor investing apply equally well to the corporate bond market.
04-04-2018 | Insight