Robeco launches global ESG solution

By Penny Pryor

Robeco Australia has launched the Robeco Global Developed Sustainable Enhanced Index Equity Fund - a global fund which aims to deliver investors returns close to the MSCI World Index, but with a better sustainability and risk return profile.

The investment strategy of the fund follows Robeco's quantitative approach and is managed by Robeco's Core Quant Equities team. It has a values-based exclusion list and also includes voting and engagement by Robeco's Active Ownership team.

Head of Robeco Australia, New Zealand and Oceania, Stephen Dennis, said that launching the fund to Australian investors was a logical development, given the increasing demand for these types of strategies.

"The fund addresses the pitfalls of passive investing, actively integrates ESG criteria, and is a sustainable solution for investors looking for stable outperformance after costs, with a low tracking error," he said.