Impact equities

Global Small Cap Equities

Sustainable quality & small cap premium

Key Points

  • Access to compelling asset class — Offers more alpha-generating investment opportunities with small-cap companies that are under-researched and have the potential to deliver higher risk-adjusted returns.
  • Reduced footprint — Generates a positive impact across GHG emissions, energy usage, water consumption and waste generation.
  • Structured approach to sustainability — Invests in companies that anticipate and manage current & future opportunities as sustainability leaders and providers of products and services that tend to benefit from resource efficiency megatrends.
  • A reliable partner — As the pioneer of Sustainability Investing, RobecoSAM benefits from unique, long-term experience in this field


Our investment philosophy is grounded in the core belief that the integration of ESG factors into a disciplined, research-driven investment process leads to better-informed investment decisions and better risk-adjusted returns through an economic cycle.

Building on our proprietary data and research, we identify companies that generate a competitive advantage through sound business practices, efficiency improvements, and the creation of new solutions for the myriad challenges facing society over the coming decades.

Taking a long-term investment perspective, we analyze companies’ business models, market positioning and growth potential, and evaluate their financial performance and valuation. Based on this fundamental assessment, we seek to uncover attractive investment opportunities and implement them in concentrated, conviction-based equity portfolios.


The strategy applies a systematic, bottom-up stock selection process that combines extensive proprietary ESG research with rigorous fundamental analysis. The result is a concentrated portfolio of attractively valued, sustain-able companies, diversified across sectors.

Sustainable universe — The starting universe excludes companies with a low sustainability profile and/or a negative environmental impact.

Idea generation & investment recommendation — Structured bottom-up, fundamental due diligence and full integration between equity and sustainability analysts, with a focus on the most material sustainability factors to determine which stocks will be included in the portfolio.

Portfolio construction — The Portfolio Manager's decisions create a high-conviction portfolio of companies with attractive valuations, sound economic fundamentals and strong sustainability performance, thereby optimizing the risk/return profile.


The Global Small Cap Equities strategy is managed by two seasoned portfolio managers who form part of the Global Small Cap Equities team based in Zurich. The portfolio managers are supported by dedicated equity analysts and further sustainability analysts from the Sustainability Investing research team. The portfolio managers also have access to Robeco’s and RobecoSAM’s investment teams.

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