Investing in response to climate change – from divestment to engagement

Launching engagement

RobecoSAM’s Governance & Active Ownership team has experience engaging with the automotive, extractive industries, and cement industry on carbon reduction. It has now also initiated an engagement with electric utilities to encourage the implementation of proactive and ambitious environmental strategies, operational excellence in thermal generation, business model innovation, and public policy. Over the course of the engagement, we expect to see electric utilities taking steps toward their own decarbonization.
 
We also continue to engage with the real estate sector on their management of carbon issues. Here, our engagement is aimed at climate change management, license to operate, environmental management systems, owner engagements with occupiers, and energy and carbon reduction targets.