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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
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
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
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
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
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
Documentary: Engage to change
Documentary: Engage to change
What exactly is engagement, and what kind of expertise do you need to be successful?
31-03-2022 | Video
Indices insights: Can passive investors integrate sustainability without sacrificing returns or diversification?
Indices insights: Can passive investors integrate sustainability without sacrificing returns or diversification?
In this article of the Indices insights series, we highlight how sustainability integration is an accessible choice for passive investors.
29-03-2022 | Insight
Investors to be stricter on ESG during AGM season
Investors to be stricter on ESG during AGM season
The climate transition and social condition will be key issues during the AGM season – and companies cannot expect an easy ride.
25-03-2022 | Insight
SI Dilemmas: Collaborating is key to making progress, but isn’t always easy
SI Dilemmas: Collaborating is key to making progress, but isn’t always easy
Solving the world’s greatest sustainability challenges, from halting climate change and biodiversity loss to promoting well-being and inclusion, requires collaboration.
24-03-2022 | SI Dilemmas
Engagement and biodiversity lead 2022 Global Climate Survey
Engagement and biodiversity lead 2022 Global Climate Survey
Climate change remains central to investor strategies over the coming years, as active ownership and biodiversity increase in importance.
24-03-2022 | Insight
Understanding sustainability beyond the data
Understanding sustainability beyond the data
The drive to reach net zero emissions has placed greater emphasis on gathering reliable data – and lots of it.
23-03-2022 | Insight
Robeco launches biodiversity paper and teams up with WWF-NL
Robeco launches biodiversity paper and teams up with WWF-NL
A Robeco positioning paper to address biodiversity loss is being backed by a partnership with the World Wide Fund for Nature Netherlands.
31-01-2022 | Insight
Acceleration to Paris leads Q4 Active Ownership report
Acceleration to Paris leads Q4 Active Ownership report
Tackling the world’s worst emitters leads the Q4 Active Ownership report as engagement is seriously ramped up over carbon.
28-01-2022 | Active Ownership Report
Protecting the planet heads 2022 engagement themes
Protecting the planet heads 2022 engagement themes
Preserving natural resources amid the drive for net zero emissions leads Robeco’s four new engagement themes for 2022.
07-01-2022 | Insight
Managing climate change risk for insurers
Managing climate change risk for insurers
No sector is more exposed to the harsh reality of climate change than insurers.
30-12-2021 | Insight
Factoring carbon taxes into a Value strategy
Factoring carbon taxes into a Value strategy
Incorporating carbon taxes into a Value strategy at a stock level is equivalent to imposing carbon footprint constraints on the overall portfolio.
22-12-2021 | Research
The big shift: turning truly and sustainably green
The big shift: turning truly and sustainably green
After a summer of regional floods and forest fires, followed by COP26 in autumn, now is an opportune time to pause and take stock.
20-12-2021 | Interview