Gross Domestic Past-it – rethinking how we value societal progress
The Covid-19 crisis has shown that we need to find other ways of measuring national success than just GDP, Robeco’s sustainability experts say.
22-09-2020 | Insight
Improving sustainability in the meat and fish supply chains
We rely on the quality of the food that we eat – but not all of it is sustainably produced.
31-08-2020 | Insight
Robeco and RobecoSAM again receive top PRI scores
Robeco and RobecoSAM have again been awarded the highest possible sustainability scores by the Principles for Responsible Investment.
04-08-2020 | Insight
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
Sugar’s role in coronavirus fatalities
The sugar content of food and drinks played an unseen role in the Covid-19 death toll, says engagement specialist Peter van der Werf.
29-07-2020 | Insight
Business leaders brainstorm the sustainable future at SI Explore
Corporate leaders must get on the sustainability train, collaborate more with investors, embrace youth and see how everything is a sub-set of nature.
27-07-2020 | Insight
Navigating bull and bear markets
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Covid-19 takes center stage in national ESG rankings
More sustainable countries were more successful in containing the deadly coronavirus, RobecoSAM’s latest national rankings reveal.
21-07-2020 | Insight
Factor investing debates: Should sustainability be considered a factor?
Factor investing and sustainability can make a good combination.
20-07-2020 | Insight
The unique climate change risks facing insurers
Climate change has become undeniable, and no industry has greater exposure to its risks than the insurance sector.
02-07-2020 | Insight
SI Opener: The mining industry is essential to moving to a greener economy
Mining is a complex industry that is often seen as unsustainable.
25-06-2020 | SI Opener
Sustainability trends in energy credits after Covid-19
Finding affordable, low-carbon and reliable energy sources is a challenge for investors in the energy sector.
22-06-2020 | Insight
Appointing directors of climate change
Companies need to appoint board members who focus on climate change, Robeco’s Active Ownership team says.
28-05-2020 | Insight
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SI Opener: Protecting digital human rights in the post-Covid-19 era
Digital data has expanded beyond imagination.
28-05-2020 | SI Opener
Will the oil price crash lower carbon footprints?
An historic plunge in the oil price has raised hopes that carbon footprints could be permanently cut – but this may be wishful thinking.
08-05-2020 | Monthly outlook
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
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
Making sustainable investing count
Investors have by now broadly embraced the idea of sustainable investing.
16-03-2020 | Magazine
Robeco ranks first in SI survey of global asset managers
Robeco has topped a survey of 75 global asset managers for the quality of its sustainable investing offering and approach.
09-03-2020 | Insight
Exclusions may simply be transferring a problem
Do exclusions work?
03-02-2020 | Research
Podcast: It’s time asset managers make money talk
If we start investing much more towards the long term, and to sustainable solutions, things will go very, very quickly, says Robeco CEO Gilbert Van Hassel.
22-01-2020 | Podcast
The spy in the sky for deforestation
Robeco has teamed up with a satellite data company to detect deforestation in palm oil plantations.
15-11-2019 | Insight
Buy-and-maintain credit: sustainability matters
Sustainable investing is designed to sort the companies positioned to be resistant to future market shocks from those that are not.
12-11-2019 | Insight
Let’s talk about outcomes: voting on shareholder proposals
Sustainable investing is finally getting traction in the market place.
16-10-2019 | Column
Better performance, a better world
Sustainable investing means meeting the current needs without compromising the welfare of future generations.
27-09-2019 | Insight
Robeco joins investor call to save rainforest
Robeco is collaborating with other global investors to try to stop deforestation in Brazil.
18-09-2019 | Insight
Steering change: sustainable automotive credit
The automotive industry still relies heavily on old-school business models and dirty technology.
03-09-2019 | Insight
Stepping up safety in managing miners’ tailings dams
Robeco is stepping up its efforts to improve safety in the mining industry after 248 people were killed in a Brazilian tailings dam collapse this year.
28-08-2019 | Insight
Addressing the climate emergency
The language around climate change is changing.
12-08-2019 | Column
Greenwashing: how to avoid it?
With the rise of new sustainable funds, the question of how to avoid greenwashing becomes more prevalent.
23-05-2019 | Column
Our approach to sustainable investing in palm oil
Robeco has stepped up its engagement with the producers of palm oil to address sustainability issues in the industry.
04-03-2019 | Insight