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SI Dilemma: Keeping on course for net zero by 2050
SI Dilemma: Keeping on course for net zero by 2050
The COP27 climate summit delivered a few wins, but was disappointing overall.
24-11-2022 | SI Dilemmas
2023 Outlook: Short-term pain, long-term gain
2023 Outlook: Short-term pain, long-term gain
We believe 2023 will offer a considerable brightening of the return outlook for major asset classes.
17-11-2022 | Yearly outlook
Engaging to improve diversity and resource management
Engaging to improve diversity and resource management
Addressing the impacts that companies have on society and natural resources leads the Active Ownership team’s third-quarter report.
28-10-2022 | Active Ownership Report
SI Dilemma: Do we need perfect ESG data?
SI Dilemma: Do we need perfect ESG data?
The most persistent topic of discussion in sustainable investing is ‘when will the data be good enough?
27-10-2022 | Column
How climate change impacts different asset classes
How climate change impacts different asset classes
We believe the climate impact on asset returns is not yet priced-in, and that it will become more significant over time.
19-10-2022 | Insight
The energy transition comes with a price tag
The energy transition comes with a price tag
Decarbonization to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 will have an inflationary impact.
19-10-2022 | Insight
From carrier pigeons to AI – gaining an edge with alternative data
From carrier pigeons to AI – gaining an edge with alternative data
Investors increasingly prefer alternative data over more traditional sources.
12-10-2022 | Insight
Keep a close eye on chips and ships
Keep a close eye on chips and ships
Investors looking for companies that can survive a recession should consider the ‘chips and ships’ scenario for navigating choppy waters.
07-10-2022 | Monthly outlook
Expected Returns 2023-2027 – Watch the full show
Expected Returns 2023-2027 – Watch the full show
A multiplicity of shocks have shaken markets, leading to an ‘Age of Confusion’ in which the many conflicting factors make it hard to predict what’s next.
06-10-2022 | Video
(No) food for thought over soaring prices
(No) food for thought over soaring prices
Rising food insecurity is unsettling markets and fueling inflation.
05-10-2022 | Insight
SI Dilemmas: To share or not to share – that is the question
SI Dilemmas: To share or not to share – that is the question
In August, Robeco announced that we are sharing our sustainable investing intellectual property, starting with our SDG framework.
29-09-2022 | SI Dilemmas
The emerging trade-off in global trade
The emerging trade-off in global trade
The multiplicity of recent shocks is shifting supply chain management away from efficiency towards resilience and sustainability.
28-09-2022 | Insight
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