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RobecoSAM’s sustainability thematic funds exclusively through Evli
Published: 01-Jun-2015 10:03 am
Publisher: Evli Pankki Oyj
Returns from attractive growth dynamos
Evli Bank will start offering the RobecoSAM asset management company’s sustainability thematic funds with exclusive rights in Finland.
Switzerland-based RobecoSAM, which specializes in sustainability investing, is a global pioneer in the area. The company publishes the annual Sustainability Yearbook, which lists the world’s most sustainable companies in each industry as determined by their score in RobecoSAM’s annual Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA). RobecoSAM’s CSA also forms the research backbone for the globally renowned Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI).
“Sustainability is gaining importance in investment decisions. Investors expect companies to be socially responsible and they are also interested in the return potential of attractive growth sectors. By joining forces with RobecoSAM, we can provide Finnish investors with the best-quality investments in the world from the various sustainability themes,” says Sanna-Maaria Savikko from Evli Bank.
Through Evli, private and institutional investors can invest in RobecoSAM’s equity funds that invest globally: Smart Energy, Smart Materials, Sustainable Healthy Living and Sustainable Water. The funds’ investment strategies are based on sustainability-related megatrends such as climate change, resource scarcity, technological development, population growth and well-being.
“Sustainability shapes companies’ business environments and investors’ values in a significant way in the long term. The winners are the companies that can translate sustainability-related challenges and risks into opportunities. Innovative, high-quality and well-performing companies are well-positioned to outperform their peers over the long run and will generate the most added value for investors,” says Clas-Henrik Ivarsson, Client Portfolio Manager Nordics, from RobecoSAM.
Sanna-Maaria Savikko, Assistant Director, Institutional Asset Management, Evli Bank, tel. +358(0)9 4766 9881
Evli Bank Plc
Evli is a bank that specializes in investment, helping private individuals, companies and institutions to increase their wealth. Evli provides wealth management, equity and derivatives brokerage, investment research and corporate finance services. Evli employs 230 people and manages EUR 9.1 billion net in client assets. Evli Bank is a signatory of the UN Principles for Sustainable Investment (UNPRI), and is a member of Finland’s Sustainable Investment Forum (Finsif) and the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). www.evli.com
RobecoSam is an asset management company focusing exclusively on sustainability investing. The company was founded in 1995 and its headquarters are located in Zurich, Switzerland. The company employs 130 investment experts. RobecoSAM is a member of the global pure play asset manager Robeco, which is based in the Netherlands and operates in 14 countries around the world. www.robecosam.com