The Sustainable European Equities Strategy is based on the conviction that sustainability matters in determining a company’s underlying quality and true worth—its intrinsic value.
Sustainable companies embrace high standards of operational excellence and product quality in their quest to provide products, services and solutions for customers and society. They take a long-term view taking the time to identify, measure, optimize and monitor opportunities and risks stemming from both global trends and industry-specific challenges. These non-financial yet material sustainability factors can have a significant impact on the future viability of a business and thus the intrinsic value of its stock. This sustainability impact is under-researched, under-appreciated, and ultimately mispriced by capital markets.
Our experience informs and confirms our belief that sustainable companies will outperform industry peers over the long-term. We analyze and integrate material sustainability research into a rigorous fundamental investment approach which leads to better informed investment decisions and ultimately a selective, high conviction portfolio.
Kai Fachinger, CFA
Mathias Büeler, CFA
Matthias Müller, CFA
The Sustainable European Equities strategy is managed by two seasoned portfolio managers who form part of the European Equities team based in Zurich. The portfolio managers are supported by dedicated equity analysts and further sustainability analysts from the Sustainability Investing research team. The portfolio managers also have access to Robeco’s and RobecoSAM’s investment teams.