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Finland once again the world’s sustainability champion
Finland once again the world’s sustainability champion
Finland and its Nordic neighbors maintain top sustainability status; Russia plunges.
20-09-2022 | Insight
Learn from the birds and the bees – the urgency of biodiversity
Learn from the birds and the bees – the urgency of biodiversity
Protecting biodiversity has become as urgent as the need to tackle climate change, and investors can play a role.
06-09-2022 | Insight
‘Alternative data allows you to take a deeper look’
‘Alternative data allows you to take a deeper look’
Novel data sources and techniques can help you tap into alternative alpha.
24-08-2022 | Interview
The SDGs at half-time – we need to score (with) more goals
The SDGs at half-time – we need to score (with) more goals
It has been seven and a half years since the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals were launched to great fanfare in 2015.
23-08-2022 | Insight
‘Quantification of sustainability can be pushed even further’
‘Quantification of sustainability can be pushed even further’
There is a large amount of untapped alternative data that can be used for sustainable investments.
18-08-2022 | Interview
Marrying sustainability and emerging markets expertise in quantitative strategies
Marrying sustainability and emerging markets expertise in quantitative strategies
The most sustainable emerging market companies are on par with those in developed markets.
03-08-2022 | Insight
Time for the Asia-Pacific green bond market to step up to the challenge
Time for the Asia-Pacific green bond market to step up to the challenge
Green bond issuance in the region has grown enormously.
01-08-2022 | Insight
Net-zero focus in Q2 Active Ownership report
Net-zero focus in Q2 Active Ownership report
Engaging to cut corporate emissions leads the Active Ownership team’s report of its activities over the second quarter.
29-07-2022 | Active Ownership Report
Should shorting count for net-zero portfolios?
Should shorting count for net-zero portfolios?
Short positions can be a meaningful add-on, but should not be an excuse for inaction on the long side of a portfolio.
27-07-2022 | Insight
Indices insights: Combing through the climate data forest
Indices insights: Combing through the climate data forest
We unpack the merits of different carbon metrics used to gauge climate risk in portfolios, including a new climate beta measure.
13-07-2022 | Interview
Weighing the pros and cons of nuclear power as climate urgency grows
Weighing the pros and cons of nuclear power as climate urgency grows
Robeco has revised its stance on nuclear power as part of efforts to transition to a net zero economy.
12-07-2022 | Insight
Insurers take the lead in sustainable investing
Insurers take the lead in sustainable investing
Insurers face a unique double whammy when it comes to climate change.
06-07-2022 | Insight
SI Dilemmas: We need to start thinking differently about SI and returns
SI Dilemmas: We need to start thinking differently about SI and returns
For many years, the debate has raged among investors and academics about whether sustainable investors need to sacrifice returns in order to achieve their values.
23-06-2022 | SI Dilemmas
Sustainable investing for insurers
Sustainable investing for insurers
The way in which insurers are treating sustainability and climate change has become more focused, a study by Milliman has revealed.
14-06-2022 | Insight
Guide to sustainable quant equities investing
Guide to sustainable quant equities investing
The rules-based nature of quant investing lends itself well for sustainability integration.
09-06-2022 | Insight
Insurers weather the storm with net zero commitments
Insurers weather the storm with net zero commitments
Insurers are turning to net zero to solve their unique climate change challenges, says Robeco’s Head of Global Insurance Strategy, Ed Collinge.
25-05-2022 | Insight
Six things you need to know about SDG investing
Six things you need to know about SDG investing
We believe contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has become one of the biggest investment opportunities of our time.
20-05-2022 | Insight
Embracing the sustainability revolution in the world of investing
Embracing the sustainability revolution in the world of investing
What does the deep shift to sustainability mean for asset owners and asset managers?
09-05-2022 | Insight
Guide to climate fixed income investing
Guide to climate fixed income investing
We've developed a practical solution for investors who are serious about meeting their climate-related goals.
03-05-2022 | Insight
The Essentials of Climate Investing educational module
The Essentials of Climate Investing educational module
Climate change has become one of the biggest issues for investors - and our new online course will make sure you know enough about it.
02-05-2022 | Insight
Spotlight on mining and palm oil in Q1 Active Ownership report
Spotlight on mining and palm oil in Q1 Active Ownership report
Robeco’s approach to tackling contentious corporate behavior is the main theme in the Active Ownership team’s first-quarter report.
29-04-2022 | Active Ownership Report
Sustainability Report 2021: Integrating sustainability into our investments and operations
Sustainability Report 2021: Integrating sustainability into our investments and operations
Robeco’s newly published Sustainability Report details our approach to integrating sustainability in our investments and operations.
28-04-2022 | Insight
Momentous year for SI highlighted in 2021 Stewardship Report
Momentous year for SI highlighted in 2021 Stewardship Report
A renewed urgency for tackling climate change and biodiversity loss, and a renewed focus on social issues.
25-04-2022 | Active Ownership Report
SI Dilemmas: The unexpected debate about weapons
SI Dilemmas: The unexpected debate about weapons
Sustainable investing has never been static.
21-04-2022 | SI Dilemmas
Survey shows biodiversity rises in importance for investors
Survey shows biodiversity rises in importance for investors
More than half of investors plan to make biodiversity a significant part of their investment policy, Robeco’s Global Climate Survey has revealed.
19-04-2022 | Insight
Engagement considered important by four in five investors
Engagement considered important by four in five investors
Some 80% of investors say engagement will be a significant factor in their investment policy in the next two years, the Robeco Global Climate Survey has found.
18-04-2022 | Insight
The road to climate investing – a journey for insurers
The road to climate investing – a journey for insurers
Climate change is a major issue for insurers as the industry signs up for net zero carbon commitments while also trying to maintain returns.
15-04-2022 | Insight
Investors ramp up investments in the SDGs
Investors ramp up investments in the SDGs
A majority of investors plan to increase their focus on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Robeco Global Climate Survey 2022 has found.
13-04-2022 | Insight
To divest or not to divest – that’s not the question
To divest or not to divest – that’s not the question
One of the most fierce debates when it comes to sustainable investing today is surely the engage-or-divest topic.
11-04-2022 | Insight
IPCC warns we’re not on track to limit global warming despite having the tools and know-how
IPCC warns we’re not on track to limit global warming despite having the tools and know-how
Latest insights from climate science underscore the need for a massive, near-term reallocation of capital toward low-carbon energy, transport and urban infrastructure.
05-04-2022 | Insight