Last updated: 09:46 / Tuesday, 7 April 2015
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RobecoSAM Launches Impact Investing Platform

RobecoSAM Launches Impact Investing Platform

RobecoSAM, the investment specialist focused exclusively on Sustainability Investing (SI), announced the launch of its impact investing offering. RobecoSAM’s Environmental Impact Monitoring tool is the first of a broad suite of impact investing solutions to be released by the Company. The platform will leverage RobecoSAM’s expertise in SI including its proprietary corporate sustainability database, and will cater to institutional investors seeking both societal and financial returns on their investments.

Environmental Impact Monitoring: Quantifying Portfolio Impacts

RobecoSAM’s Environmental Impact Monitoring tool enables investors to quantify, communicate and optimize the environmental impacts of their listed equity and corporate bond portfolios. It measures the impact of investors’ portfolios on a series of tangible environmental indicators and indicates the magnitude of their portfolios’ environmental impact per invested dollar. The key quantitative indicators screened for are: greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, energy consumption, water use and waste generation. The data can subsequently be used to enable investors to make better informed decisions on how to optimize their portfolios in order to maximize the positive or limit the negative environmental impacts of their investments.

Michael Baldinger, CEO, RobecoSAM: “The launch of our impact investing platform reflects RobecoSAM’s commitment to SI and is a response to investors’ increasing interest in investing with social and environmental improvement in mind. With 20 years’ experience in sustainability investing, no one is better positioned to bring a comprehensive impact investing platform to the market than RobecoSAM.”

Daniel Wild, Head of SI Research & Development, RobecoSAM: “Our Environmental Impact Monitoring tool draws on RobecoSAM’s deep sustainability investing expertise and unique corporate sustainability database to measure the environmental impact per invested dollar of investors’ portfolios. We use this information to optimize investors’ listed equity and corporate bond portfolios and achieve positive environmental impact without compromising financial returns.”

Environmental Impact Monitoring Leverages RobecoSAM’s SI Expertise

The Environmental Impact Monitoring tool uses the data collected from RobecoSAM’s Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA) and long-standing experience in analyzing financially relevant environmental data. Based on its CSA, an annual ESG analysis of more than 2,900 listed companies, RobecoSAM has compiled one of the world’s most comprehensive sustainability databases. RobecoSAM’s proprietary research and sustainability insight, gained through its direct contact with companies, serve as the foundation for measuring and monitoring the impacts of listed equity and corporate bond portfolios.