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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
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
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
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
Engage to create a better world? Challenge Accepted!
Engage to create a better world? Challenge Accepted!
Engagement has been an important part of Robeco’s sustainability strategy since 2005.
28-03-2022 | 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
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
Si Dilemmas: What is our real world impact as investors in secondary markets?
Si Dilemmas: What is our real world impact as investors in secondary markets?
Allocating capital is the core business of investing.
24-02-2022 | SI Dilemmas
Indices insights: Do ESG ratings align with the values of large investors?
Indices insights: Do ESG ratings align with the values of large investors?
This is the first article of a new series, Indices insights, in which we focus on some of the flaws of ESG ratings.
23-02-2022 | 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
The implications of divesting from fossil fuel stocks
The implications of divesting from fossil fuel stocks
Excluding fossil fuel companies from a portfolio comes down to an active bet against the oil price.
15-02-2022 | Research
Taking on the challenge of measuring investment impact
Taking on the challenge of measuring investment impact
We’ve further innovated the process of quantifying companies’ impact on the world.
11-02-2022 | 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
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