Global Child Impact Equities

Global Child Impact Equities

The RobecoSAM Global Child Impact Equities Strategy offers investors access to a concentrated, high conviction portfolio of attractively valued global companies that are leaders in supporting children’s rights and welfare. As such, the strategy enables investors to contribute to the well-being of future generations.

The strategy uses proprietary sustainability data from the RobecoSAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment, with input from the Global Child Forum Benchmark, to rank companies based on their performance on a range of key child-related criteria. Combining the resulting RobecoSAM Global Child Score with fundamental research, the investment team constructs a high conviction portfolio of about 40-80 attractively valued companies that excel in protecting children’s rights and promoting children’s welfare while exhibiting strong business fundamentals.  
Key benefits of the RobecoSAM Global Child Impact Equities Strategy include:

  • Suitable for investors who wish to make a positive societal impact in areas related to children’s rights and welfare
  • Systematic investment process based on fundamental research and focusing on quality sustainable companies that exhibit a high degree of gender equality. The RobecoSAM Global Child Score is based on information gathered through RobecoSAM’s Corporate Sustainability Assessment, an annual ESG analysis of approximately 3,900 listed companies
  • Supported by an Advisory Board consisting of members of the Global Child Forum to further develop the children’s rights and welfare criteria in the RobecoSAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment


 Portfolio Managers



Olaf Martin, CIIA
Senior Portfolio Manager


Junwei Hafner-Cai, CIIA 
Co-Portfolio Manager / Senior Analyst Industrials


Equity Analysts

Mathias Büeler, CFA
Senior Analyst
Financials, Media

Moritz Dullinger,CFA, CAIA

Oliver Girakhou
Senior Analyst
Materials, Construction, Machinery & Transportation
Thomas Guennegues, CFA
Senior Analyst
Utilities, Renewable Energies, Electrical Equipment

Junwei Hafner-Cai, CIIA
Senior Analyst

Matthias Müller, CFA
Senior Analyst
Information Technology & Telecommunication

Aaron Re'em, CFA
Consumer Staples & Retailing

Sustainability Investing (SI) Analysts

Jacob Messina, CFA
Head of SI Research
Healthcare, Financials

Melissa Castillo Spinoso
SI Analyst & Impact Specialist
Industrials, Materials, IT Software & Services

Roland Hengerer, PhD
Senior SI Analyst
Utilities, Energy, Electrical Equipment

Michael van der Meer, CFA
Senior SI Analyst
Emerging Markets

Roraj Pradhananga
SI Analyst
Consumer Discretionary & Staples, Telecommunication

Research Talent Pool
4 Team Members

Additional resources

Sustainability Applications and Operations
7 Team Members
Quantitative Research
5 Team Members
Governance and Active Ownership (Robeco)
11 Team Members
Client Portfolio Management
2 Team Members