Our ESG opinion is formed in close cooperation with analysts of RobecoSAM. Based on their proprietary methodology and analysis, the RobecoSAM team is ideally positioned to identify companies leading/lagging with respect to their peers in terms of sustainability and thus stakeholder value creation. All information, which is based on detailed assessment questionnaires and self-assessments, is summarized in a sustainability report by RobecoSAM, exclusively provided to Robeco analysts.
The Country Sustainability Ranking is available for the portfolio managers of the SSA fixed income team and has also been made available for portfolio managers and analysts of other Robeco investment teams. The CSR model tool gives the possibility to look at detailed country data, to see the historical development of the 17 indicators and to compare countries with their peers.
Relevant trends in the ranking are analyzed by RobecoSAM and discussed after every update of the Country Sustainability Ranking. In addition, the SSA fixed income team and RobecoSAM together write and discuss country reports. In these reports countries are analyzed in detail. Their strengths and weaknesses are discussed in country committee meetings. The RobecoSAM analysts participate in these meetings.