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Sustainable investing

Returns that benefit the world we live in

Meeting the needs of the present generation without compromising those of generations to come. It’s not just a tick-the-boxes activity for us: Robeco has been a global leader in sustainable investing since 1995.

  • Working on real impact

    We know that sustainability is a long-term force for change and a driver to integrate ESG across our investment solutions, actively engage with companies, and work on real impact.

    By diving deeper to understand dynamics and impact, we believe that our comprehensive sustainable approach leads to better-informed investment decisions. Aiming to create better returns while looking after the world we live in.

    Our long commitment to sustainability often leads to external recognition: Robeco ranked first place for SI in the renowned ShareAction survey of 75 global asset managers.

Sustainable investing requires a dose of realism

Nothing is impossible

  • The one thing we cannot do is nothing. Our Sustainability Inside approach, which uses ESG building blocks, is applied to the majority of our strategies. As of September 2022, we have more than 161 billion USD assets integrating ESG. We tailor our solutions to individual risk budgets and SI needs, while ensuring ESG information is consistently integrated into our investment processes.

    With an extensive range of impact investing products, we also cater to investors with explicit ESG targets, like environmental footprint reduction, investors who wish to contribute to the SDGs, or invest in themes, like water or gender equality.

  • A team of engagement specialists maintains an active dialogue with 200 companies to influence corporate behavior. They also vote at around 5,000 shareholder meetings, creating real change. For example, following our engagement, Shell agreed to set short-term targets for cutting carbon emissions, and will link executive pay to meeting these objectives for the first time. We endorse numerous codes of conduct and principles. Robeco is a PRI signatory, a participant in the UNGC and the ICGN. We have also signed the Dutch SDG Investing Agenda and several local stewardship codes. 

    You can embark on sustainability investing in small steps. What we see at Robeco is that, as knowledge of and experience in SI increase across the organization, so does conviction. Nothing is impossible.

    Our sustainable strategies Voting & Engagement

Tap into our expertise

Keep up with our knowledge and trends through articles, podcasts and videos.

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Tap into our expertise

Keep up with our knowledge and trends through articles, podcasts and videos.

More insights
SI Outlook & Engagement Themes for 2023
SI Outlook & Engagement Themes for 2023
The focus on sustainable investment has never been greater as we look for solutions to the challenges facing humanity.
19-01-2023 | Webinar
Modern slavery and Just Transition top 2023 engagement themes
Modern slavery and Just Transition top 2023 engagement themes
Tackling modern slavery and working for a Just Transition towards net zero lead the Active Ownership team’s engagement themes for 2023.
05-01-2023 | Insight
SI Dilemma: To ESG or not to ESG? The burden of proof is increasing
SI Dilemma: To ESG or not to ESG? The burden of proof is increasing
As a responsible and sustainable investor for many years, I am used to being asked many critical questions.
22-12-2022 | SI Dilemmas
Rising investor opportunities on the path to net zero
Rising investor opportunities on the path to net zero
COP27 should accelerate investments in asset classes that can help the climate transition, says investor Aliki Rouffiac.
08-12-2022 | Monthly outlook
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 | SI Dilemmas
In addition to sustainable investing, we also have four other key strengths:
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