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SDG Credits

SDG Credits

Contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Key points:

  • Positive contribution to Sustainable Development Goals
  • High-quality fundamental credit research to manage risk and identify opportunities
  • Credit team of more than 30 credit specialists with deep industry and company knowledge
  • SDG scores validated by dedicated Sustainability Investing Research team

Philosophy

Credit markets often show signs of dislocation, and typical benchmark thinking and institutional biases mean some investment opportunities are overlooked. We believe that we can discover and capture market inefficiencies in valuation, risk and reward by combining in-depth fundamental and ESG research with contrarian portfolio construction and strict risk control.

Process

The strategy applies the SDG screening framework to define an investable universe composed of issuers that make a positive contribution to the SDGs. 

The research process combines a top-down market view to assess credit attractiveness and factors that drive credit market returns in the short term with skillful issuer selection to create a broadly diversified portfolio. In this respect, avoiding losers is more important than always picking winners.

Team

Three dedicated teams work closely together. The Credit team of more than 30 credit analysts with deep industry and company knowledge is supported by sustainability research specialists with a focus on financially material ESG issues. Further support comes from the Active Ownership team that engages with companies to address material sustainability issues.

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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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