Since its founding in 1995, RobecoSAM has been entirely dedicated to sustainability investing. RobecoSAM's approach is unique in that it performs all aspects of sustainability investing in-house, from data sourcing, data analysis and ongoing dialogues with companies to systematic integration of material sustainability issues in company analysis and investment decisions. As a specialist asset manager, it leverages ESG data provided directly by companies in its proprietary Corporate Sustainability Assessment to offer investment strategies that meet the needs of institutional investors. The Sustainability Yearbook published annually by RobecoSAM is recognised as a global benchmark for corporate sustainability.
In addition to the unique features described above, in 2017, launched the Global Sustainable Impact Equities strategy which invests along and in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):
Key benefits of the RobecoSAM Global Sustainable Impact strategy include:
Exposure to a large set of market opportunities related to the sustainable development goals
Investment in providers of solutions to global megatrends such as resource scarcity, climate change and demographic shifts
Designated for investors that seek exposure to a global and diversified impact portfolio, or for investors who wish to invest in sustainable global equities
Furthermore, RobecoSAM’s SDG investing offering includes a completely new type of impact reporting. A team of over 20 financial and sustainability analysts have mapped the material impacts of each of the companies in the SDG Universe to specific SDGs, and developed a proprietary set of Key Impact Indicators (KIIs) that demonstrate the value of the SDG contribution. The qualitative SDG impact reporting includes an explanation of the SDG contributions and KIIs. RobecoSAM’s quantitative reports show how many companies in the portfolio contribute to specific SDGs, and compares the portfolio to a standard equity benchmark. These impact reporting capabilities are unique and the information is robust, thanks to RobecoSAM’s comprehensive database of financially material sustainability information.