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RobecoSAM AG

PRI reporting framework 2018

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(C) Implementation: Integration of ESG issues

LEI 08. Review ESG issues while researching companies/sectors

08.1. Indicate which ESG factors you systematically research as part of your investment analysis and the proportion of actively managed listed equity portfolios that is impacted by this analysis.

ESG issues

Proportion impacted by analysis




Corporate Governance

Corporate Governance

08.2. Additional information. [Optional]

As part of our fundamental investment approach, ESG information are systematically integrated in all steps of the decisions-making process. Whena potential investment opportunity is identified, the company will be researched from a financial as well as from a sustainability perspective. The sustainability analysis aims to identify the most material ESG factors for the respective industry and to conclusively map the company relative to these factors. The research will be summarized in a so-called SI Company Profile and include all dimensions of ESG. Of particular interest are all criteria where the company substantially differentiate from its peers and criteria that seem of high relevance for its long-term competitiveness. The key findings will then be structurally integrating in the valuation model. A fair value of a company is derived from assumptions on its further revenues, costs, margins and costs of capital. The estimations  of these values drivers not only are based on financial considerations but explicitly include a reflection of identified non-tangibles.

All companies are constantly screened with an MSA to identify potential issues that may lead to reputational risk. As soon as a potential “case” is identified, its impact on the investment case is estimated an potential action is taken.


LEI 09. Processes to ensure integration is based on robust analysis

09.1. Indicate which processes your organisation uses to ensure ESG integration is based on a robust analysis.

09.2. Indicate the proportion of your actively managed listed equity portfolio that is subject to comprehensive ESG research as part your integration strategy.

09.3. Indicate how frequently third party ESG ratings that inform your ESG integration strategy are updated.

09.4. Indicate how frequently you review internal research that builds your ESG integration strategy.

09.5. Describe how ESG information is held and used by your portfolio managers.

09.6. Additional information.[Optional]

RobecoSAM puts high emphasis on a clear structure and strict processes with regard to the use of ESG data. All information are stored in a comprehensive and holistic internal database. The database include all relevant information on a company throughout the investment process and are made to all relevant analysts and portfolio managers. In addition, all investment universes, data screenings and exclusion lists and are managed in that database.

Each investment case that is produced for our actively managed portfolios includes a section on Sustainability factors. The so-called investment cases is expected to summarize the investment thesis with a description of the identified financially material ESG factors and its impact on the assumptions in the valuation model. All reports and all research is stored systematically and records kept and made accessible to relevant investment staff.

As a matter of fact, data access rights are strictly managed and monitored constantly.

LEI 10. Aspects of analysis ESG information is integrated into (Private)