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Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

23 July 2020 – Robeco is the latest organisation to join the Investment Leaders Group (ILG), a voluntary member initiative striving to create an investment chain that prioritises economic, social and environmental sustainability. The ILG is convened by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL).

Victor Verberk, Deputy Head of Investments at Robeco said:

Robeco“Robeco is a research driven asset manager that enables clients to achieve their financial and sustainability goals. We have an extensive track record in sustainable investing and we continuously invest in developing our sustainable investment (SI) capabilities. At the same time, we recognize that creating and implementing solutions to the sustainability challenges the world faces today requires collective action. We are therefore excited to work with CISL’s Investment Leaders Group and to advance SI together.”

Lucy Auden, Senior Programme Manager for the Investment Leaders Group at CISL said:

"Robeco is a recognised industry leader in sustainable and long-term investment and we are proud to welcome them to the Investment Leaders Group. Robeco joins our other leadership members who, alongside CISL, continue to pursue the practical steps and develop the tools required to accelerate the delivery of sustainable and long-term investment outcomes."

Robeco joins the ILG’s existing members: State Street, Aon Hewitt, First State Investments, HSBC Bank Pension Trust (UK), HSBC Global Asset Management, PIMCO, Union Bancaire Privée (UBP), La Banque Postale Asset Management (LBPAM) and Zurich.

Robeco is an international asset manager offering an extensive range of active investments, from equities to bonds. Founded in Rotterdam in 1929, Robeco employs 873 people across 17 global offices (December 2019). Robeco believes strongly in sustainability investing, quantitative techniques and constant innovation. As of March 2020, EUR 131 billion of Robeco’s EUR 146 billion AuM was managed in ESG-integrated assets.

The Investment Leaders Group (ILG) is a global network of pension funds, insurers and asset managers, with over US $12 trillion under management and advice, committed to advancing the practice of responsible investment. It is a voluntary initiative, driven by its members, facilitated by the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL), and supported by academics in the University of Cambridge.

The ILG´s vision is an investment chain in which economic, social and environmental sustainability are delivered as an outcome of the investment process as investors go about generating robust, long-term returns. The ILG is part of CISL’s Centre for Sustainable Finance which convenes sustainability leadership groups across the financial sector including the Banking Environment Initiative (global banks) and ClimateWise (insurance firms).