Zurich, August 2, 2018
RobecoSAM, the investment specialist that has focused exclusively on Sustainability Investing (SI) for over 23 years, has been awarded A+ scores in all assessed categories of the Principles for Responsible Investment’s (PRI) Assessment 2018 for its overarching approach to responsible investing. This is the 3rd year in a row that RobecoSAM has achieved such remarkable scores.
The six Principles for Responsible Investment are a voluntary and aspirational set of investment principles that offer a menu of possible actions for incorporating ESG issues into investment practice. In implementing them, signatories contribute to developing a more sustainable global financial system. PRI Signatories report on their responsible investment activities by responding to asset-specific modules in the Reporting Framework. Each module houses a variety of indicators that address specific topics of responsible investment. Signatories’ answers are then assessed and results are compiled into an Assessment Report. RobecoSAM publicly committed to adopting and implementing the Principles when it became an early PRI signatory already in 2007.
RobecoSAM’s PRI Assessment 2018 Summary Scorecard (Figure 1) not only highlights the company’s outstanding achievement in the Strategy & Governance and Listed Equities (Incorporation and Active Ownership) modules, but also that it was ahead of competitors’ median scores in all assessed modules.
Daniel Wild, Co-CEO RobecoSAM & Global Head of Sustainability and Impact Robeco: “Sustainability Investing is at an inflection point, breaking away from being a niche topic to becoming accepted as the new norm among the investment community. We are therefore extremely proud to have yet again achieved such outstanding PRI Assessment scores. As ESG natives who have been shaping the SI landscape for over two decades, these scores reflect RobecoSAM’s unwavering commitment to Sustainability Investing, an investment approach we perceive to be essential not only for better risk-adjusted returns, but also for building a more sustainable financial system.”
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