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Robeco’s SDG Framework – from niche to mainstream
Robeco’s SDG Framework – from niche to mainstream
It’s been five years since Robeco launched its SDG Framework, and from one little acorn, a mighty oak has grown.
13-10-2022 | Insight
SI Dilemmas: To share or not to share IP – that is the question
SI Dilemmas: To share or not to share IP – that is the question
In August, Robeco announced that we are sharing our sustainable investing intellectual property, starting with our SDG framework.
29-09-2022 | SI Dilemmas
Finland once again the world’s sustainability champion
Finland once again the world’s sustainability champion
Finland and its Nordic neighbors maintain top sustainability status; Russia plunges.
20-09-2022 | Insight
Measuring sustainability performance: comparing an SDG score with ESG ratings
Measuring sustainability performance: comparing an SDG score with ESG ratings
Investors are seeking more powerful tools to measure how sustainable companies are.
09-09-2022 | Insight
This CIO's summer reading list on sustainability – and why you should read it too
This CIO's summer reading list on sustainability – and why you should read it too
Climate change is urgent, and a more comprehensive approach is needed to tackle it effectively.
09-09-2022 | Interview
Investors can help sustain our planet’s biodiversity
Investors can help sustain our planet’s biodiversity
A twin emergency alongside climate change, it's important to understand how a decline in biodiversity is already impacting the global economy and financial markets.
31-08-2022 | Video
SDGs help investors achieve their sustainable ambitions
SDGs help investors achieve their sustainable ambitions
The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals help take investing to the next level.
31-08-2022 | Video
The SDGs at half-time – we need to score (with) more goals
The SDGs at half-time – we need to score (with) more goals
It has been seven and a half years since the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals were launched to great fanfare in 2015.
23-08-2022 | Insight
Marrying sustainability and emerging markets expertise in quantitative strategies
Marrying sustainability and emerging markets expertise in quantitative strategies
The most sustainable emerging market companies are on par with those in developed markets.
03-08-2022 | Insight
Indices insights: Combing through the climate data forest
Indices insights: Combing through the climate data forest
We unpack the merits of different carbon metrics used to gauge climate risk in portfolios, including a new climate beta measure.
13-07-2022 | Interview
Insurers take the lead in sustainable investing
Insurers take the lead in sustainable investing
Insurers face a unique double whammy when it comes to climate change.
06-07-2022 | Insight
Indices insights: Can carbon emissions data identify leaders and laggards?
Indices insights: Can carbon emissions data identify leaders and laggards?
Carbon emissions do not tell the full story on companies’ climate change awareness.
17-06-2022 | Insight
Guide to sustainable quant equities investing
Guide to sustainable quant equities investing
The rules-based nature of quant investing lends itself well for sustainability integration.
09-06-2022 | Insight
Indices insights: Does sustainability integration affect factor premiums?
Indices insights: Does sustainability integration affect factor premiums?
In this ‘Indices insights’ article, we analyze the impact of sustainability integration on factor premiums.
17-05-2022 | 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
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
Indices insights: Does integrating sustainability reduce opportunities for active investors?
Indices insights: Does integrating sustainability reduce opportunities for active investors?
In this Indices insights article, we show that incorporating sustainability does not constrain the potential for alpha.
12-04-2022 | 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
Pursuing the SDGs in emerging markets
Pursuing the SDGs in emerging markets
The 2030 deadline for the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is fast approaching, but progress so far has been much too slow.
11-03-2022 | Insight
Indices insights: Do ESG ratings align with popular thematic impact funds?
Indices insights: Do ESG ratings align with popular thematic impact funds?
In the second article of the Indices insights series, we shed more light on the shortcomings of ESG ratings.
10-03-2022 | Insight
How investors can break gender bias
How investors can break gender bias
Pre-pandemic it was bias and glass ceilings; now pandemic-induced exhaustion, burnout and unemployment present additional obstacles hindering women workers.
08-03-2022 | 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
Indices insights: Do ESG ratings align with the values of large investors?
Indices insights: Do ESG ratings align with the values of large investors?
This is the first article of a new series, Indices insights, in which we focus on some of the flaws of ESG ratings.
23-02-2022 | Insight
Taking on the challenge of measuring investment impact
Taking on the challenge of measuring investment impact
We’ve further innovated the process of quantifying companies’ impact on the world.
11-02-2022 | Insight
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
Finland tops country sustainability ranking for the first time
Finland tops country sustainability ranking for the first time
After decades in the shadows of its Nordic neighbors, Finland finally emerges as the new northern light for sustainability performance.
05-01-2022 | Insight
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
Integrating ESG and carbon metrics alongside active engagements
Integrating ESG and carbon metrics alongside active engagements
The 2021 United Nations’ COP26, took place early November.
29-11-2021 | Insight
'Investors can benefit from the use of sustainability data'
'Investors can benefit from the use of sustainability data'
Innovative developments in the area of sustainability data can uncover new ways of assessing opportunities and risks.
23-11-2021 | Interview
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