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 4,500 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  
Portfolio Manager


Rainer Baumann, CFA 
Head of Investments (deputy)

Impact Investing
The Investment Team analyzes sector trends, identifies investment opportunities and conducts fundamental research on companies. It closely interacts with SI research to conclude their investment decisions. Portfolio managers finally construct the portfolios and constantly monitor their exposures.

Sustainability Investing (SI) Research 
The team of SI Analysts assess companies’ performance on children's welfare and together with the ESG ratings team continuously develop the methodology for assessing the performance.