RobecoSAM launches impact investing platform

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RobecoSAM, the asset manager specialised in sustainability investing, has launched its impact investing platform.

This features an environmental impact monitoring tool to enable investors to quantify, communicate and optimise the environmental impacts of their listed equity and corporate bond portfolios.

It measures the impact of investors’ portfolios on a range of environmental indicators then shows “the magnitude of their portfolios’ environmental impact per invested dollar,” said RobecoSAM.

The key quantitative indicators assessed by the tool are greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, energy consumption, water use and waste generation.

The platform uses the data collected from RobecoSAM’s corporate sustainability assessment (CSA), an annual ESG analysis of more than 2,900 listed companies.

Michael Baldinger, CEO at RobecoSAM, said: “The launch of our impact investing platform reflects RobecoSAM’s commitment to sustainability investment and is a response to investors’ increasing interest in investing with social and environmental improvement in mind.”

Founded in 1995 and headquartered in Zurich,  RobecoSAM has $10.7bn (€9.88bn) of assets under management as of 30 June 2014.

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