Founded in 1995, RobecoSAM is an investment specialist focused exclusively on Sustainable Investing. It provides asset management, impact analysis and investing, sustainability assessments, as well as ESG data, ratings, and benchmarking. Serving institutional asset owners and financial intermediaries the company’s asset management capabilities feature a strong track record in sustainability-themed strategies, together with expertise in strategies focused on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). RobecoSAM was first to treat ESG as a standalone factor using its Smart ESG methodology. Since 1999 and together with S&P Dow Jones Indices, RobecoSAM has published the globally recognized Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI). Based on the “SAM* Corporate Sustainability Assessment” (CSA), an annual ESG analysis of over 4,700 listed companies, RobecoSAM has compiled one of the world’s most comprehensive databases of financially material sustainability information.
RobecoSAM is an affiliate of Robeco**, the Dutch investment management firm founded in 1929. Both companies share a joint mission: enabling clients to achieve their financial and sustainability goals by providing superior investment returns and solutions. Robeco is fully owned by ORIX Corporation Europe N.V., a subsidiary of ORIX Corporation. As a reflection of its own commitment to advancing sustainable investment practices, RobecoSAM is a signatory of the PRI, UN Global Compact and Climate Action 100+, a supporter of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure (TCFD), as well as a member of Eurosif, Swiss Sustainable Finance, Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), and Portfolio Decarbonization Coalition (PDC), among others. As of
ESG Benchmarking is a separate business unit within RobecoSAM AG, founded in 2006. Our services focus on leveraging RobecoSAM's sustainability know-how to drive sustainability business practices by offering companies, experts and practitioners a range of unique services to evaluate their sustainability performance in a credible way.
*SAM is a registered trademark of RobecoSAM AG. SAM is used to market services and products of business units within RobecoSAM, which specialize in providing ESG data, ratings, and benchmarking. SAM is not to be considered as a separate legal entity.
**Robeco has both functional oversight on RobecoSAM and majority representation in its Board of Directors.