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Robeco launches net-zero transition equities strategy

Robeco-headquartersRobeco has launched a global equity fund oriented towards low-carbon economic transition.

The RobecoSAM Net Zero 2050 Climate Equities strategy will invest in 30-40 companies that contribute to mitigating climate change and follow a decarbonisation pathway of approximately 7% annually on average.

Robeco’s fund will invest in sectors including clean tech, EVs and battery storage solutions, as well as mining equipment suppliers, nature-based assets or transition capital providers.

The strategy will also actively engage with companies most affected by the net-zero transition and also address the social dimension in their climate change strategies.

The fund, which is classed as article 9 under SFDR, will use the climate-transition benchmark, the MSCI World Climate Change Index, for performance measurement as well as assessing carbon footprints.

The strategy will be managed by Robeco portfolio managers Chris Berkouwer and Yanxin Liu.

Berkouwer commented: “I'm very excited to be managing the RobecoSAM Net Zero 2050 Climate Equities strategy together with the team and allowing our clients to invest in a wide range of profitable companies that are leading the way in transitioning to net zero and that have the potential to make real-world impact."

In May, Robeco launched a Sustainable Asian Bonds fund to give investors access to the growing ESG bond market in the region.

That strategy invests in hard-currency Asian corporate and sovereign bonds contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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