We are Sustainability Investing

Founded in 1995, RobecoSAM is an investment specialist focused exclusively on Sustainability Investing. To this end, we offer a comprehensive palette of products including in-house asset management, Sustainability Indices, corporate sustainability assessments, active ownership and engagement, and customized portfolio benchmarking solutions.

Mission & Vision

  • Mission

    To enable our clients to achieve their financial and sustainability goals by providing superior investment returns and solutions.
  • Vision

    Safeguarding economic, environmental and social assets is a prerequisite for a healthy economy and the generation of attractive returns in the future. The focus in the investment industry is, therefore, shifting from creating wealth to creating wealth and well-being. We are the leading sustainable asset manager and will continue to improve and innovate.

1995 - SAM is one of the world’s first asset management companies focusing on Sustainability Investing

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Facts & Figures

  • Founded

    • 1995
    • Member of Robeco since 2007
    • In 2013, SAM was renamed RobecoSAM as part of Robeco's strategy to further align its group-wide Sustainability Investing activities.
  • Offering

    • Asset Management
    • Sustainability Indices
    • Governance and Active Ownership *through Robeco
    • Sustainability Services
    • Corporate Sustainability Assessment


  • PRI, Principles for Responsible Investment (signatory)
  • Eurosif, European Social Investment Forum
  • Ceres, Investors and Environmentalists for Sustainable Prosperity 
  • UN Global Compact
  • Swiss Sustainable Finance
  • Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)
  • Portfolio Decarbonization Coalition (PDC)
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RobecoSAM is a sister company of Robeco, the Dutch investment management firm founded in 1929. Both entities are subsidiaries of ORIX Corporation Europe N.V., the center of asset management expertise for ORIX Corporation
Board of Directors

Corporate Responsibility

At RobecoSAM we believe that corporate sustainability is a company's capacity to prosper in a competitive and changing global business environment by anticipating and managing current and future economic, environmental and social opportunities and risks. We use financial markets as one of the most powerful transmission mechanisms to promote sustainable business practices.

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Three RobecoSAM investment strategies win GELD-Magazin Alternative Investments Awards 2019


Three RobecoSAM sustainable thematic equity strategies have been awarded GELD-Magazin Alternative Investments Awards. The RobecoSAM Smart Energy Strategy was ranked 1st twice for its performance, once over the past five years, and once over the past three years within the alternative energies sector. The RobecoSAM Smart Materials Strategy ranked 2nd twice: for its performance over five as well as over three years within the industrial materials sector. Finally, the RobecoSAM Sustainable Water Strategy was recognized for best performance over five years, and ranked 2nd for its performance over three years as well as over the past year within the water sector.

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