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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
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
‘Make, remake and reuse’ – let’s shift to a circular economy
‘Make, remake and reuse’ – let’s shift to a circular economy
The boundless appetite for resources, fueled by linear production and consumption patterns, is exceeding the planet’s regenerative capacity.
02-05-2022 | Video
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
Engagement considered important by four in five investors
Engagement considered important by four in five investors
Some 80% of investors say engagement will be a significant factor in their investment policy in the next two years, the Robeco Global Climate Survey has found.
18-04-2022 | 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
Electric vehicle adoption accelerating as costs fall
Electric vehicle adoption accelerating as costs fall
Internal analysis substantiates that electric vehicle (EVs) have reached a critical inflection point.
14-04-2022 | 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
Podcast: The art of engagement
Podcast: The art of engagement
Investors have grown to recognize the importance of having a say in how their capital is used.
07-04-2022 | Podcast
‘Carbon beta is an additional climate risk indicator above and beyond traditional carbon data’
‘Carbon beta is an additional climate risk indicator above and beyond traditional carbon data’
Research findings on a novel measure of climate risk – carbon beta – were presented at a prestigious National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) conference.
05-04-2022 | Interview
IPCC warns we’re not on track to limit global warming despite having the tools and know-how
IPCC warns we’re not on track to limit global warming despite having the tools and know-how
Latest insights from climate science underscore the need for a massive, near-term reallocation of capital toward low-carbon energy, transport and urban infrastructure.
05-04-2022 | Insight
Documentary: Engage to change
Documentary: Engage to change
What exactly is engagement, and what kind of expertise do you need to be successful?
31-03-2022 | Video
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 the third article of the Indices insights series, we highlight how sustainability integration is an accessible choice for passive investors.
29-03-2022 | 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
Water systems and climate change put cities at heightened risk
Water systems and climate change put cities at heightened risk
For many, water stress equates with physical water shortages, but too much water may be an even bigger problem.
22-03-2022 | Insight
Latest IPCC report confirms urgency of preparing for a warming world
Latest IPCC report confirms urgency of preparing for a warming world
Latest insights from climate science underscore the need for investors to continue driving the net zero transition, but also – and with equal urgency – to invest in climate adaptation.
28-02-2022 | Insight
Smart Energy’s mid-term outlook has never been brighter
Smart Energy’s mid-term outlook has never been brighter
Temporary market frictions not enough to short-circuit energy revolution.
14-02-2022 | 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
Podcast: Stick to your long-term investment beliefs
Podcast: Stick to your long-term investment beliefs
How tough will 2022 be for investors?
28-01-2022 | Podcast
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
SI Dilemmas: Is ‘E’ or ‘S’ more important?
SI Dilemmas: Is ‘E’ or ‘S’ more important?
Sustainable investing has become mainstream, but it’s not a perfect science, with many challenges that practitioners must face.
27-01-2022 | SI Dilemmas
Our outlook for SI and engagement themes for 2022
Our outlook for SI and engagement themes for 2022
Higher demand for sustainable investing strategies is set to continue in 2022 as the world works towards net zero emissions.
13-01-2022 | Webinar
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
Factoring carbon taxes into a Value strategy
Factoring carbon taxes into a Value strategy
Incorporating carbon taxes into a Value strategy at a stock level is equivalent to imposing carbon footprint constraints on the overall portfolio.
22-12-2021 | Research
The big shift: turning truly and sustainably green
The big shift: turning truly and sustainably green
After a summer of regional floods and forest fires, followed by COP26 in autumn, now is an opportune time to pause and take stock.
20-12-2021 | Interview
Talk ‘22: ‘Staying the course is crucial’
Talk ‘22: ‘Staying the course is crucial’
Covid-19 has shown us that it is important to stick to our approach, says Wilma de Groot, Co-head of Quant Equity Portfolio Management.
17-12-2021 | Interview
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