“Robeco launches emerging markets ESG index fund” – ETF Stream – September 24, 2019

On September 24, 2019 ETF Stream reported that “Holland-based Robeco has launched an environmental, social and governance (ESG) index fund with exposure to emerging markets.

The Robeco QI Emerging Markets Sustaunable Enhanced Index Equities fund aims for a 20% higher ESG score than its benchmark, the MSCI Emerging Markets index.

The fund has also set an objective of reducing the environmental footprint, greenhouse gas emissions, water use, waste generation and energy consumption by 20% of its benchmark’s scores.

Wilma de Groot, head of core quant equities at Robeco, commented: ‘The fund is an alternative to passive investing, and an interesting solution for investors looking for stable outperformance after costs, with a low tracking error.

Our enhanced indexing strategies have a similar absolute risk profile as passive strategies but can generate better returns by actively integrating sustainability criteria as well as incorporating 50 years of factor investing research.’”

You may read the article on the ETF Stream internet site.