MEDIA RELEASE: Robeco and RobecoSAM have received the highest possible scores (A+) from the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) for all assessed modules for sustainable investing.
Robeco and RobecoSAM received A+ scores for all aspects of their sustainability approach and the investment modules that were applicable to them in the PRI Assessment Report 2020. Robeco has been a signatory of the PRI since 2006; RobecoSAM since 2007.
According to Robeco Australia and New Zealand managing director, Stephen Dennis, the scores are testament to the asset manager continuing to build on its sustainability capabilities both globally and locally.
“Robeco is a highly regarded sustainability investor globally and our focus here in Australia and New Zealand is no different. Ownership of RobecoSAM gives Robeco a clear advantage in the market and, as a manager, our strategy of placing sustainability at the forefront of investment decisions is something we’re proud of; it’s good for clients, it’s good for business, and it contributes to societal needs and expectations.
“Sustainable investing has become increasingly mainstream in recent years, and the current environment is only clearing the path for an even greater focus on Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) criteria. The fact we can execute these strategies effectively by generating above-market returns while contributing to the greater good is a credit to the broader Robeco business,” said Mr Dennis.
Robeco was also awarded the top spot of the leaderboard in the ShareAction responsible investment assessment in March this year, which further demonstrates its ongoing commitment to rigorous stewardship and focus on ESG integration.