Robeco launches net-zero transition fund

Seeking companies on a 7% annual decarbonisation pathway

Robeco has launched the climate transition strategy RobecoSAM Net Zero 2050 Climate Equities, labelled Article 9 under the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulations.

The Dutch asset manager said the fund will look for companies making an active contribution to mitigating climate change and following an average 7% annual decarbonisation pathway.

The strategy will look for opportunities in areas such as mining equipment suppliers, nature-based assets and transition capital providers, as well as clean tech, electric vehicle and battery storage solutions.

RobecoSAM Net Zero 2050 Climate Equities will have a diversified, multi-sector approach to finding companies with improvement potential for having a real-world impact on the net-zero transition, according to the group.

The fund will be benchmarked against the MSCI World Climate Change Index and will be managed by Chris Berkouwer and Yanxin Liu.

Berkouwer said: “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.”