Sustainable bond fund assets dip to $34bn in 2022
Despite a bumper crop of fund launches and many established funds reporting robust net inflows, global sustainable bond fund assets fell more than 6% as tough markets dragged on performance. Ahren Lester reports
Biodiversity fund assets triple in 2022 to nearly $1bn
Assets in biodiversity funds passed $984 million at the end of 2022, with a flurry of strategy launches despite macroeconomic woes, Thomas Cox reports
Robeco: Nature markets to surge due to 'unprecedented' government investment
Markets for nature-based solutions will expand despite an uncertain economic outlook, encouraged by global policy developments, a biodiversity fund manager at Robeco has predicted.
Video: Robeco's Thu Ha Chow on sustainable bonds in Asia
Thu Ha Chow, head of fixed income Asia at Robeco, shares her view on the sustainable bonds market in Asia
Robeco: impact washing could rise up agenda in 2023
Robeco expects greenwashing, and increasingly "impact washing", to be a potential black swan event that upsets markets in 2023.
'Modern slavery' top engagement theme for Robeco
COP15: Biodiversity framework will aid NA100, TNFD, says Robeco
The global biodiversity framework agreed at COP15 this week will contribute to improved data for investors by dovetailing with investor initiatives on disclosures and engagement, according to an investment manager at Robeco.
Investors need to lobby governments on fossil fuels, says Robeco
Investors need to lobby governments to stop the demand for fossil fuels and plastics if they are to meet their own net zero targets, Robeco has said.
Why Robeco is talking about agricultural waste in engagements
Manure is on the agenda in engagements with some food and agricultural companies, Peter van der Werf tells Thomas Cox