Processed Food: Changing the Business Model
In a lively, thought-provoking discussion at the RobecoSAM Forum, Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at University of California San Francisco, Robert Lustig, and Jürgen Siemer, Senior Sustainability Investing Analyst at RobecoSAM, explained why the processed food industry needs to change its business model.
Integration, Impact Investing and beyond
Investors and companies came together at the 2015 RobecoSAM Forum to exchange ideas on sustainability and impact investing.
Healthy Living: Active lifestyle, active portfolio
Investing and biking have more in common than you think
RobecoSAM takes to the road to show you the similarities between biking and integrating Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors into investment decisions (Sustainability Investing). Investing, like biking, can be full of unexpected conditions; RobecoSAM has the expertise to guide you through.
Mobilizing capital to enable the more efficient use of the world’s resources
Focusing on resource efficiency solutions is about more than protecting scarce natural resources. It is also about tapping into potentially huge long-term growth opportunities. Watch our video to catch a glimpse of the many areas in which innovative businesses are helping the global economy adapt to resource scarcity – and investors generate long-term returns.
Smart Energy: Smart performance
Our insatiable hunger for energy has highlighted the need for more energy efficient solutions. Energy efficient LED lighting technology can help us reduce our energy consumption while offering other benefits.
Water – Our most precious resource
Investing in water solutions is more than just providing people with access to water. It is also about capitalizing on long-term growth opportunities and enhancing portfolio returns.
Interview with Rob Lake - 02/2014
Independent responsible investment advisor Rob Lake discusses where he sees greatest demand for sustainability investing, and what he believes are some of the challenges in convincing investors to consider sustainability in their investment decisions. To encourage investors to adopt sustainability investing strategies, more needs to be done to help them understand the financial implications of issues such as climate change and resource scarcity on companies’ performance.
Sustainability Yearbook: Methodology 01-2014
Dr. Daniel Wild, Head of Sustainability Investing Research & Development and Member of RobecoSAM’s Executive Committee explains:
a.) What is the Yearbook
b.) Why a company should participate in the Corporate Sustainability Assessment
c.) Why the Yearbook is also relevant for investors
Interview Fraser Thompson 12-2013
Increasingly scarce resources, on the one hand, and a growing and more affluent global population, on the other, are creating new risks and opportunities for investors. In this webcast, Fraser Thompson, Senior Fellow at the McKinsey Global Institute, outlines the key investment risks arising from natural resource shortages and rising costs and explains how investors can profit from gaining exposure to new disruptive trends emerging from resource productivity opportunities.
The Truth Behind Sustainability Investing – 11/2013
This 2-minute video aims to educate the audience on Sustainability Investing (SI) by debunking the three most common myths associated with it. It shows how SI works for the triple bottom line: profit, people, and planet.
Interview with Parag Khanna, Leading Geostrategist and Author
Massive urbanization adds to the pressure on natural resources. In this webcast, Parag Khanna, a leading geostrategist and author, discusses approaches for more sustainable urban development – from e-mobility and car sharing in the area of transport infrastructure to innovative water cycle systems that diminish the consumption of natural water.
RobecoSAM Forum 2013 Highlights - 10/2013
RobecoSAM was delighted to welcome a record number of investors and company representatives hailing from 22 countries to our 5th annual RobecoSAM Forum. Over the course of two days, we were privileged to hear from a stellar line-up of speakers and panelists, each of whom is a thought leader in his or her field. The RobecoSAM Forum 2013 webcasts shows the highlights of the two days.
Sustainability Awards Webcast– What drives sustainability trends during financial crisis - 07/2013
In a lively discussion featuring Michael Baldinger, CEO of RobecoSAM, Robert Swan, Officer of the British Empire & polar expert and Yvo de Boer, former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) the panellist agreed, it is a problem of explaining what sustainability means and what stand behind the concept.
Sustainability Awards Webcast– Polar explorer recognizes “heroes of the last great exploration” - 07/2013
For Robert Swan, polar explorer, environmentalist and the first man who walked to both poles, sustainability is not only a topic, but “the last great true exploration left on earth”. In his keynote speech at the RobecoSAM Sustainability Awards in Frankfurt/Main, Germany, on June 20, 2013, Swan addressed the “heroes of that last great exploration” – the global companies that assume responsibility and drive sustainability business practices and innovation.