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Four ESG trends that will shape the post-COVID-19 world
Four ESG trends that will shape the post-COVID-19 world
The coronavirus will impact the trajectory of ESG trends in a substantial way.
07-08-2020 | Article
Covid-19 takes center stage in national ESG rankings
Covid-19 takes center stage in national ESG rankings
More sustainable countries were more successful in containing the deadly coronavirus, RobecoSAM’s latest national rankings reveal.
21-07-2020 | Article
COVID 19—a necessary catalyst for accelerating innovative change
COVID 19—a necessary catalyst for accelerating innovative change
In times of stability and steady equilibriums, innovative change is incremental.
11-06-2020 | Article
Strengthening portfolio immunity
Strengthening portfolio immunity
The COVID-19 pandemic has been an existential stress test playing out in real-time where only the resilient will survive.
08-06-2020 | Article
COVID-19 and ESG data: spotting the cracks before the quake
COVID-19 and ESG data: spotting the cracks before the quake
The Coronavirus has shaken the foundations of many countries with devastating effect.
28-04-2020 | Article
Seeking gender balance inside and outside of the boardroom
Seeking gender balance inside and outside of the boardroom
11-03-2020 | Article
Turmoil in Chile: A “role model” under strain
Turmoil in Chile: A “role model” under strain
Chile is often cited as Latin America’s economic role model.
11-02-2020 | Article
Robeco publishes Active Ownership Report Q4 2019
Robeco publishes Active Ownership Report Q4 2019
Reviews of two major engagement themes lead the Robeco Active Ownership team’s latest quarterly report.
31-01-2020 | Active Ownership Report
Creating Value in Loops
Creating Value in Loops
The traditional linear economy which follows the “take-make-dispose” production and consumption model is unsustainable.
30-01-2020 | Article
SAM Sustainability Yearbook 2020 published by S&P Global
SAM Sustainability Yearbook 2020 published by S&P Global
The SAM Sustainability Yearbook 2020 has been published today newly branded under the ownership of S&P Global, in cooperation with RobecoSAM.
30-01-2020 | Article
Norway – the world’s most sustainable country
Norway – the world’s most sustainable country
Scandinavia continues to dominate sustainability rankings, lead this time by Norway.
30-12-2019 | Article
Robeco publishes Active Ownership Report Q3 2019
Robeco publishes Active Ownership Report Q3 2019
Problems from single-use plastic is one of the highlights of the Robeco Active Ownership team’s Q3 report on its engagement and voting work.
31-10-2019 | Active Ownership Report
RobecoSAM Impact Framework – bridging impact investing to mainstream investors
RobecoSAM Impact Framework – bridging impact investing to mainstream investors
Mainstream investors are showing increasing interest in impact investing but lack access to investment products that can measure and demonstrate impact at scale for publicly listed assets.
24-09-2019 | Article
Global SDG Equities – capturing SDG impact within listed equities
Global SDG Equities – capturing SDG impact within listed equities
Sustainability is a business imperative that corporate leaders can no longer ignore.
09-09-2019 | Article
Robeco publishes Active Ownership Report Q2 2019
Robeco publishes Active Ownership Report Q2 2019
It’s been a busy second quarter for Robeco’s Active Ownership team, since most shareholder meetings take place in the spring.
25-06-2019 | Active Ownership Report
Switzerland defies Nordic supremacy
Switzerland defies Nordic supremacy
Sweden has successfully defended its position as the world’s most sustainable country, just ahead of Switzerland and its Nordic neighbors Norway, Denmark and Finland.
24-06-2019 | Article
Robeco publishes Active Ownership report Q1 2019
Robeco publishes Active Ownership report Q1 2019
It’s been a busy first quarter for Robeco’s Active Ownership team, led by the launch of our engagement themes for 2019.
29-04-2019 | Active Ownership Report
Slowly but surely: gradual progress towards gender equality
Slowly but surely: gradual progress towards gender equality
Gender diversity enhances corporate governance, talent attraction and human capital development—all important factors driving long-term competitiveness.
18-04-2019 | Article
No Firm is an Island: using the SDGs to bridge modern portfolio management to the future
No Firm is an Island: using the SDGs to bridge modern portfolio management to the future
Companies don’t operate in seclusion; they are part of a larger inter-related system made up of variables that interact in unpredictable ways.
18-04-2019 | Article
Five Years of Pushing for Change: Assessing Corporate Tax Strategies
Five Years of Pushing for Change: Assessing Corporate Tax Strategies
Though it lacks the magnitude of climate change, the excitement of technological innovation, and the visibility of gender equality, a company’s approach to its tax obligations is nevertheless a critical element to consider when evaluating a company’s sustainability profile.
16-04-2019 | Article
Fair Wages – a key to effective social capital management
Fair Wages – a key to effective social capital management
Sustainability is about more than climate change and protecting fragile environmental ecosystems, it’s also about protecting the workers, families and communities that are part of the social fabric.
15-04-2019 | Article
From smart vehicles to smart cities
From smart vehicles to smart cities
29-03-2019 | Article
Concerns and Controversies—Barriers and blind spots on the Electric Vehicles (EV) landscape
Concerns and Controversies—Barriers and blind spots on the Electric Vehicles (EV) landscape
The second of three interviews with Dr.
29-03-2019 | Article
Our approach to sustainable investing in palm oil
Our approach to sustainable investing in palm oil

Action is needed to mitigate environmental and social risks related to the production of the most efficient vegetable oil

25-03-2019 | Article
Robeco publishes Active Ownership Report 2018
Robeco publishes Active Ownership Report 2018
Using our position as an asset manager to effect meaningful change at companies is a vital part of our dedication to sustainability investing at Robeco.
15-03-2019 | Active Ownership Report
A few Gingers and some spice – key ingredients for improving corporate governance and company performance
A few Gingers and some spice – key ingredients for improving corporate governance and company performance
Despite increased public awareness, a rich pool of qualified candidates, and an abundance of research linking gender diversity with better performance, women are still under-represented on corporate boards and in senior management.
07-03-2019 | Article
A Fund for All Seasons
A Fund for All Seasons
The RobecoSAM Sustainable European Equities Fund—a superior-managed active equity strategy that successfully navigates bull runs, bearish slides, business cycles and ever-changing market conditions.
24-01-2019 | Article
Sweden emerges as sole leader again
Sweden emerges as sole leader again

Country Sustainability Ranking Update November 2018: No drastic changes in rankings, but new risks emerging

19-12-2018 | Article
All Systems Go
All Systems Go
An interview series devoted to exploring the present realities and expanding possibilities of electric vehicles for mobility, transport, and urban design.
06-12-2018 | Interview
How technology is spicing up opportunities in the food sector
How technology is spicing up opportunities in the food sector
Rising food demand, changing consumer preferences and increasing digitization are driving a radical transformation of the food sector.
19-10-2018 | Article
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