Besides developing the Enhanced Financial Analysis learning module in collaboration with the RI Academy, we have a number of ongoing academic collaborations (for instance with Harvard Business School) investigating the links between sustainability performance and financial performance. We regularly publish in-house research papers (see http://www.robecosam.com/en/sustainability-insights/library/index.jsp) including the annually published Sustainability Yearbook, which provides a global reference on corporate sustainability performance. At our annual RobecoSAM Forum 2017, we hosted close to 200 delegates for a full day seminar on sustainability investing, bringing together sustainability leaders from the industry and from the investment community.
Together with the Robeco Japan office, RobecoSAM hosted the Sustainability Awards 2017 in Tokyo with >100 participants and top management representation of the >20 leading sustainability firms in Japan. The awards ceremony recognized Japanese companies that were awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze Class medals and those that were named Industry Leaders in the RobecoSAM Sustainability Yearbook 2017.
RobecoSAM is a founding member, of the new association Swiss Sustainable Finance (http://www.sustainablefinance.ch/en). The objective of the association is to establish Switzerland as the leading centre for sustainable finance, offering growth opportunities for the Swiss economy and benefitting society at large. Daniel Wild, Head of SI Research& Development at RobecoSAM is a Board Member of Swiss Sustainable Finance.