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Climate Fixed Income

Climate Fixed Income

Investing in bonds and striving to keep the global temperature rise well below 2°C

Key points:

  • At the forefront of the transition to a low-carbon economy
  • Portfolio aim of 7% decarbonization per year, measured against a benchmark aligned with the Paris Climate Agreement
  • Available as aggregate fixed income or credits, building on our experience in sustainability and fixed income investing

Philosophy

Robeco is committed to contributing to the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement and recognizes the responsibility the asset management industry has to address climate change risks. We are committed to reaching net-zero emissions by 2050. The Climate Fixed Income strategy invest globally in fixed income instruments in a way that strives to keep the temperature rise well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels, while pursuing efforts to limit the temperature rise even further to 1.5 °C. 

The strategy follows an active and contrarian investment style with explicit climate targets in line with the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement.

Process

The Climate Fixed Income strategy combines our top-down view on rates and/or credit markets, to determine overall risk positioning, with bottom-up fundamental research to identify the best investment opportunities consistent with a Paris-aligned framework. 

Climate change considerations are fully integrated in the investment process across multiple components, including climate specific exclusions of fossil fuel, bottom-up issuer analysis and portfolio construction. Furthermore, we will continue to engage with investee companies to drive emission reductions in the real economy and create real-world impact. We ask companies to implement a strong climate governance framework, to take action to reduce carbon emissions, and to improve their reporting related to climate change.

Team

The strategy is managed by a highly experienced department of more than 30 macro and credit specialists to identify the best opportunities in global fixed income markets. This strategy benefits from the proven track record of the Robeco Global Macro Fixed Income and Credits teams. Sustainable expertise, including data on greenhouse gas emissions, is sourced internally from our dedicated Sustainable Investing Center of Expertise.

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Disclaimer

This page is intended for US prospects, clients and investors only and includes information about the capabilities, staffing and history of RIAM US and its participating affiliates, which may include information on strategies not yet available in the US. SEC regulations are applicable only to clients, prospects and investors of RIAM US. Robeco BV, Robeco HK and Robeco SH are considered a “participating affiliate” of RIAM US and some of their employees are “associated persons” of RIAM US as per relevant SEC no-action guidance. Employees identified as associated persons of RIAM US perform activities directly or indirectly related to the investment advisory services provided by RIAM US. In those situations, these individuals are deemed to be acting on behalf of IUAM, a US SEC registered investment adviser.

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