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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
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
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
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
Investors’ engagement and Enel: a success story
Investors’ engagement and Enel: a success story
Utilities lie at the proverbial coal face of reducing the world’s reliance on fossil fuels.
04-04-2022 | 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
Using engagement to advance sustainability matters in the palm oil industry
Using engagement to advance sustainability matters in the palm oil industry
Palm oil is an ingredient in almost half of all the packaged products found in supermarkets, from pizza and chocolate to shampoo and toothpaste.
11-03-2022 | Insight
Voting to promote the S in ESG
Voting to promote the S in ESG
Social issues will have a higher priority at the upcoming proxy voting system, say Robeco’s corporate governance specialists.
21-02-2022 | 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
Human rights theme leads ground-breaking quarter for Active Ownership
Human rights theme leads ground-breaking quarter for Active Ownership
A new engagement theme focused on human rights due diligence leads the Active Ownership team’s Q3 report.
29-10-2021 | Active Ownership Report
Working to fortify digital assets to beat cybercrime
Working to fortify digital assets to beat cybercrime
Attitudes to improving data security have improved as cybercrime becomes a multi-trillion dollar threat, a Robeco engagement program has found.
22-10-2021 | Insight
Engaging with miners as the world demands more minerals
Engaging with miners as the world demands more minerals
Miners are rising to the challenge of making the industry more sustainable as demand grows for metals and minerals.
09-08-2021 | Insight
Engaging with companies affected by Covid-19
Engaging with companies affected by Covid-19
The legacy of Covid-19 is the main focus of the Robeco Active Ownership team’s Q2 report, leading with its impact on labor.
30-07-2021 | Active Ownership Report
SI Opener: Putting climate action plans to a vote – a Say on Climate!
SI Opener: Putting climate action plans to a vote – a Say on Climate!
Shareholders are used to voting on a wide array of proposals.
24-06-2021 | Insight
Climate engagements highlighted in Q1 Active Ownership report
Climate engagements highlighted in Q1 Active Ownership report
A double feature on climate work with banks and high-carbon emitters leads the Active Ownership team’s Q1 report.
04-05-2021 | Active Ownership Report
How climate change and Covid-19 changed the stewardship landscape
How climate change and Covid-19 changed the stewardship landscape
The stewardship landscape evolved rapidly in 2020.
22-04-2021 | Webinar
SI Opener: Investing in health and disease prevention is the best cure
SI Opener: Investing in health and disease prevention is the best cure
Covid-19 has put the spotlight on health.
06-04-2021 | SI Opener
Fresh capital has not run dry for unsustainable firms
Fresh capital has not run dry for unsustainable firms
Despite rising interest in sustainable investing, unsustainable companies have faced no obstacles in raising funds in public markets.
11-03-2021 | Research
SI Opener: The meat supply chain is a major threat to global health
SI Opener: The meat supply chain is a major threat to global health
It’s not only ‘wet animal markets’ that are causing health risks, as we have seen with Covid-19.
25-02-2021 | SI Opener
SI Opener: Companies should not ignore the challenges of AI
SI Opener: Companies should not ignore the challenges of AI
Recent events in the US have show that the use of artificial intelligence can bring with it negative social issues.
28-01-2021 | SI Opener
SI Opener: How do we align portfolios with climate ambitions?
SI Opener: How do we align portfolios with climate ambitions?
The Net Zero Asset Managers initiative was launched in December, and Robeco is proud to be among the founding signatories.
24-12-2020 | SI Opener
SI Opener: Covid-19 puts spotlight on labor issues in the apparel industry
SI Opener: Covid-19 puts spotlight on labor issues in the apparel industry
The fashion industry has been severely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic due to its discretionary nature, impacting not only garment brands but also their supply chains.
26-11-2020 | SI Opener
SI Opener: Loss of biodiversity is a bigger threat than climate change
SI Opener: Loss of biodiversity is a bigger threat than climate change
Biodiversity represents the knowledge learned by evolving species over millions of years.
24-09-2020 | SI Opener
Robeco publishes Q2 2020 Active Ownership report
Robeco publishes Q2 2020 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.
31-07-2020 | Active Ownership Report
Shell escalates net-zero goal on carbon emissions
Shell escalates net-zero goal on carbon emissions
Royal Dutch Shell has stepped up its plans to become carbon neutral following investor engagement led by Robeco and the Church of England.
17-04-2020 | Insight
The most important ESG issue in the coronavirus crisis is our response
The most important ESG issue in the coronavirus crisis is our response
As soon as the coronavirus crisis hit our society and financial markets, we received many questions on how this relates to sustainable investing and ESG.
31-03-2020 | Column